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Sir George Stokes
BornGeorge Gabriel Stokes
13 August 1819(1819-08-13)
Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland
Died1 February 1903(1903-02-01) (aged 83)
Cambridge, England
FieldsMathematics and physics
InstitutionsPembroke College, Cambridge
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
Academic advisorsWilliam Hopkins
Notable studentsLord Rayleigh
Horace Lamb
Known forStokes' theorem
Navier–Stokes equations
Stokes' law
Stokes shift
Stokes number
Stokes problem
Stokes relations
Stokes phenomenon
Stokes parameters
Notable awardsSmith's Prize (1841)
Rumford Medal (1852)
Copley Medal (1893)

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, (/stks/; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903) was an Irish physicist and mathematician. He worked at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. He was known for his Navier–Stokes equations.[1]