William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) was born in 1824 opposite the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (or Royal Academy of Belfast), where his father was a master. Both Thomson and Joseph Larmor (1857-1942) attended this school. The Thomsons moved to Glasgow in 1832 when the father was appointed Professor of Mathematics there. There is a statue of Kelvin in the Botanic Gardens beside the University.


P. G. Tait (1831-1901) was professor of mathematics at Queen's College, Belfast (now the University) from 1854-1860, before moving back to Scotland.

Joseph Larmor was a student to 1877 before going to Cambridge.
The Belfast Medical Institute has a good statue of Galileo, based on the death mask.


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