Rankine carried out government research during both World Wars, working on anti-submarine technology and on fog dispersal systems. He studied and worked at University College London, and was a professor of physics at Imperial College London.

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  • Rankine carried out government research during both World Wars, working on anti-submarine technology and on fog dispersal systems. He studied and worked at University College London, and was a professor of physics at Imperial College London. Rankine is most associated with the Trouton–Rankine experiment of 1908, but he also worked on early devices for the optical transmission of sound, and improved gravimeter and magnetometer designs. The latter part of his career was spent working for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. He also served in a range of positions with many learned societies, including periods as President of the Physical Society and Secretary to the Royal Institution. (en)
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  • 1881-12-08 (xsd:date)
  • 1881-12-8
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  • Alexander Oliver Rankine (en)
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  • 1956-01-20 (xsd:date)
  • 1956-1-20
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  • British physicist (en)
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  • Rankine carried out government research during both World Wars, working on anti-submarine technology and on fog dispersal systems. He studied and worked at University College London, and was a professor of physics at Imperial College London. (en)
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  • Alexander Rankine (en)
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