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Sir William Crookes, OM, FRS (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. [1]

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Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts)

The Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) was instituted in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert, who had been President of the Society for 18 years.

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Anna Eva Fay

Anna Eva Fay Pingree (1851-1927) was a famous medium and stage mentalist of the twentieth century.

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August Wilhelm von Hofmann

August Wilhelm von Hofmann (8 April 1818 – 5 May 1892) was a German chemist.

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C. F. Varley

Cromwell Fleetwood "C.F." Varley, FRSA (6 April 1828 – 2 September 1883) was an English engineer, particularly associated with the development of the electric telegraph and the transatlantic telegraph cable.

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Cathode ray

Cathode rays (also called an electron beam or e-beam) are streams of electrons observed in vacuum tubes.

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Cathode ray tube

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images.

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Copley Medal

The Copley Medal is a scientific award given by the Royal Society, London, for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science." It alternates between the physical and the biological sciences.

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Crookes radiometer

The Crookes radiometer, also known as a light mill, consists of an airtight glass bulb, containing a partial vacuum.

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Crookes tube

A Crookes tube is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, invented by English physicist William Crookes and others around 1869-1875, in which cathode rays, streams of electrons, were discovered.

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Daniel Cohen (children's writer)

Daniel Edward Cohen (born March 12, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American non-fiction writer who has produced over one-hundred books, mainly for young audiences.

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Daniel Dunglas Home

Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced 'Hume') (20 March 1833 – 21 June 1886) was a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will.

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Davy Medal

The Davy Medal is awarded by the Royal Society of London "for an outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry".

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Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe

Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe (born 1868; died June 29, 1933 at St. Albans, UK) was an Irish physicist, astrophysicist and chemist.

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Edward Clodd

Edward Clodd (1 July 1840, Margate, Kent – 16 March 1930) was an English banker, writer and anthropologist.

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The electron is a subatomic particle, symbol or, with a negative elementary electric charge.

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Elliott Cresson Medal

The Elliott Cresson Medal, also known as the Elliott Cresson Gold Medal, was the highest award given by the Franklin Institute.

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Florence Cook

Florence Cook (ca 1856 – 22 April 1904) was a medium who claimed to materialise a spirit, "Katie King".

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Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation.

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Fox sisters

The Fox sisters were three sisters from New York who played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism: Leah (1814–1890), Margaret (also called Maggie) (1833–1893) and Kate (also called Catherine) Fox (1837–1892).

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Free electron model

In solid-state physics, the free electron model is a simple model for the behaviour of valence electrons in a crystal structure of a metallic solid.

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Geissler tube

A Geissler tube is an early gas discharge tube used to demonstrate the principles of electrical glow discharge, similar to modern neon lighting.

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Ghost Club

Ghost Club were an alternative rock/pop, band formed in New Zealand, and based in London, England.

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Gordon Stein

Gordon Stein (April 30, 1941–August 27, 1996) was an American author, physiologist, and activist for atheism and religious skepticism.

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Gustav Kirchhoff

Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (12 March 1824 – 17 October 1887) was a German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects.

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.

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Helium is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.

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Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (or, more commonly, The Golden Dawn) was an organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal activities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1.

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J. J. Thomson

Sir Joseph John "J.

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Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner

Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (8 November 1834, Berlin – 25 April 1882, Leipzig) was a German astrophysicist who studied optical illusions.

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John Thomas Sladek

John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 – March 10, 2000) was an American science fiction author, known for his satirical and surreal novels.

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Ladbroke Square

Ladbroke Square is a garden square in Notting Hill, west London, England.

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Linda Hall Library

The Linda Hall Library is a privately endowed American library of science, engineering and technology located in Kansas City, Missouri, sitting "majestically on a urban arboretum." It is the "largest independently funded public library of science, engineering and technology in North America" and "among the largest science libraries in the world.".

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Luminescence is emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat; it is thus a form of cold body radiation.

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M. Lamar Keene

Morris Lamar Keene (10 August 1936 - 11 June 1996), was a spirit medium in Tampa, Florida and at Camp Chesterfield Indiana, where he was known as the "Prince of the Spiritualists".

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Massimo Polidoro

Massimo Polidoro (born March 10, 1969) is an Italian psychologist, writer, journalist, television personality, co-founder and executive director of the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudoscience (CICAP).

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Nature (journal)

Nature is a British interdisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.

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Oliver Lodge

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio.

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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit (Ordre du Mérite) is a dynastic order recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture.

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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

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Physical chemistry

Physical chemistry is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of laws and concepts of physics.

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Plasma (physics)

Plasma (from Greek πλάσμα, "anything formed") is one of the four fundamental states of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas.

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Protactinium is a chemical element with symbol Pa and atomic number 91.

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A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses.

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Radcliffe Observatory

Radcliffe Observatory was the astronomical observatory of the University of Oxford from 1773 until 1934, when the Radcliffe Trustees sold it and built a new observatory in Pretoria, South Africa.

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In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium.

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Radioactive decay

Radioactive decay, also known as nuclear decay or radioactivity, is the process by which a nucleus of an unstable atom loses energy by emitting radiation.

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Robert Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (30 March 1811N1 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist.

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Royal College of Chemistry

The Royal College of Chemistry (RCC) was a college originally based on Oxford Street in central London, England.

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Royal Medal

The Royal Medal, also known as The Queen's Medal, is a silver-gilt medal awarded each year by the Royal Society, two for "the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge" and one for "distinguished contributions in the applied sciences" made within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Royal Society

The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence.

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Ruth Brandon

Ruth Brandon (born 1943) is a British journalist, historian and author.

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A séance or seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits.

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Selenium is a chemical element with symbol Se and atomic number 34.

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Society for Psychical Research

The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a non-profit organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation.

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A spinthariscope is a device for observing individual nuclear disintegrations caused by the interaction of ionizing radiation with a phosphor (see radioluminescence) or scintillator.

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The English word spirit (from Latin spiritus "breath") has many different meanings and connotations, most of them relating to a non-corporeal substance contrasted with the material body.

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Spirit photography

Spirit photography is a type of photography whose primary attempt is to capture images of ghosts and other spiritual entities, especially in ghost hunting and has a strong history dating back to the late 19th century.

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Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living.

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Thallium is a chemical element with symbol Tl and atomic number 81.

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Theosophical Society

The Theosophical Society is an organization formed in 1875 to advance theosophy.

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Trevor H. Hall

Trevor Henry Hall (1910–1991) was a British author, surveyor, and sceptic of paranormal phenomena.

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University of Chester

The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England.

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Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.

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Vacuum tube

In electronics, vacuum tube, electron tube, tube (in North America), or valve (in Britain and some other regions) is a device that controls electric current between electrodes in an evacuated container.

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Victor J. Stenger

Victor John Stenger (January 29, 1935 – August 25, 2014) was an American particle physicist, atheist, author, and religious skeptic.

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William Hope (paranormal investigator)

William Hope (1863 – 8 March 1933) was a pioneer of so-called "spirit photography".

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William Ramsay

Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE (1852–1916) was a British chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air" (along with his collaborator, Lord Rayleigh, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics that same year for their discovery of argon).

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Zinc sulfide

Zinc sulfide (or zinc sulphide) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of ZnS.

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