Nicholas Callan - a Scrupulous Life of Faith and Science

Hopkins, J. Brian and McClintock, Peter V. E. (2022) Nicholas Callan - a Scrupulous Life of Faith and Science. History Ireland, 30 (1). pp. 22-25. ISSN 0791-8224

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Nicholas Callan (1799-1864) was an Irish priest who carried out research on the fundamentals of electromagnetism while employed as a professor at Maynooth College, in addition to extensive theological works. His most important claim to fame was his invention of the induction coil, but he also worked on batteries, galvanisation (patented), simple electric motors, and arc lights.

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