LeConte, John

LeConte, John

(1818–91) scientist, teacher; born in Liberty County, Ga. (brother of geologist Joseph LeConte). Trained as a physician, he taught physics at the University of California (1869–91). The author of numerous papers, his most important contribution was the discovery of sensitive flames (1858), as well as studies of the speed of sound (1864) and underwater vibrations (1882).
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Seven short matches will be played between two teams (one captained by Cliff) featuring Mansour Bahrami, Henri Leconte, John Lloyd, Ilie Nastase, Zina Garrison Jackson, Mike Read, Kathy Rinaldi, Jimmy Cricket, Alistair McGowan before the showpiece final for the Intelligent Finance Challenge Trophy.
Players including Cliff, Mansour Bahrami, Henri Leconte, John Lloyd, Ilie Nastase, Zina Garrison Jackson, Mike Read, Kathy Rinaldi, Jimmy Cricket and Alistair McGowan will be bidding for the Intelligent Finance Challenge Trophy.