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    Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 [1] [2] – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was the secretary for the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, a precursor of the Smithsonian Institution. [3]

  2. May 9, 2024 · Joseph Henry (born December 17, 1797, Albany, New York, U.S.—died May 13, 1878, Washington, D.C.) was one of the first great American scientists after Benjamin Franklin. He aided and discovered several important principles of electricity, including self-induction, a phenomenon of primary importance in electronic circuitry.

  3. Learn about the scientific research of Joseph Henry (1797–1878), first Smithsonian Secretary and renowned physicist, and how he helped set the Institution on its course.

  4. Joseph Henry, 1797-1878. The first Smithsonian Secretary, Joseph Henry, served from 1846 to 1878. A professor at the College of New Jersey, he was a physicist who conducted pioneering research in electromagnetism and helped set the Smithsonian on its course.

  5. Feb 26, 2019 · Joseph Henry (born December 17, 1797 in Albany, New York) was a physicist known for his pioneering work in electromagnetism, his support and promotion of scientific advancement in America, and for his role as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, which he helped shape into an academic and research center.

  6. Joseph Henry was an American scientist who pioneered the construction of strong, practical electromagnets and built one of the first electromagnetic motors. During his experiments with electromagnetism, Henry discovered the property of inductance in electrical circuits, which was first recognized at about the same time in England by Michael ...

  7. Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 - May 13, 1878) was an American scientist and engineer. While building electromagnets, he discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance.

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