C.H.D. Buys Ballot

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1817-10-10
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1890-02-03
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Among the founders of the science of meteorology. By gathering large quantities of information, he facilitated more advanced theoretical work by his successors.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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meteorologist
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The son of a Dutch Reformed Church minister, Buys Ballot received the equivalent of a university education, being awarded his doctorate in 1844. (Details)
He first studied chemistry, but when his teachers rejected his theories on the relation between molecular structure and the properties of matter (they claimed he didn't have enough experimental evidence), he switched to meteorology. (Details)
In 1845, Buys Ballot became a lecturer in mineralogy and geology at Utrecht. (Details)
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