Lewis F. Richardson Poems

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Lewis F. Richardson
Lewis Fry Richardson (October 11, 1881 - September 30, 1953) was an innovative mathematician, physicist and psychologist. One of seven children, he was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, into a well-off, merchant Quaker family, and was the son of Catherine Fry and David Richardson. He was the uncle of the actor Sir Ralph Richardson[citation needed]. [edit] Education and early working life He entered Bootham School in York in 1894 and fell under the dual influences of pacifist Quaker beliefs and, under master J. Edmund Clark, science, in particular, meteorology. In 1898 he attended Durham College of Science, to study mathematics, physics, chemistry, zoology and botany, before graduating from King's College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in the Natural Science Tripos in 1903.

big whorls have little whorls
Big whorls have little whorls
That feed on their velocity,
And little whorls have lesser... [read poem]
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