Log In

Oliver Heaviside Edit Profile

mathematician , physicist , Electrical engineer

Oliver Heaviside was a self-tought English mathematician, electrical engineer and physicist, best known for his research on electric circuits, electrical communications, and electromagnetism.


Heaviside became a telegraph operator in 1868 but had to retire in 1874 because of increasing deafness.

His researches led him to suggest artificially increasing the inductance of telephone lines, and the adoption of his suggestion greatly improved long-distance communications.