(1824 - 1907)
William Thomson was born in Belfast, and at a very young age he showed himself to be gifted in maths and science. He moved to Glasgow with his family as a boy and attended Glasgow University aged just 10. William later became a professor at Glasgow University and it was there that he spent most of his life studying and working. His innovations and contributions to science and engineering earned him the title of Lord Kelvin.
Lord Kelvin was a brilliant scientist and engineer whose innovations included the creation of the Kelvin scale and the laying of the transatlantic lines that allowed the first telegraph communications between Europe and North America.