Poynting, John Henry
- J. J. Thomson
- , revised by Graham I. Birley
Poynting, John Henry (1852–1914), physicist, the youngest son of Thomas Elford Poynting, Unitarian minister at Monton, near Manchester, and his wife, Elizabeth Long, of Bath, was born at Slack Lane, Monton, on 9 September 1852. He received his early education at the school kept by his father, and then went in 1867 to ...