|यो एउटा अनाथ (एक्लो) पृष्ठको रुपमा रहेको छ, यो पृष्ठ कुनै पनि पृष्ठसित जोडिएको छैन अथवा एक-दुईवटा लेखहरूसँग मात्र जोडिएको हुन सक्छ। कृपया सम्बन्धित लेखहरूलाई; यस पृष्ठसित लिङ्क जोड़्न सहायता गर्नुहोस् उपयोगी जानकारी यहाँ उपलब्ध हुनसक्छ। (जुन २०११)|
|जन्म||6 सेप्टेम्बर 1766
Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England
|मृत्यु||27 जुलाई 1844 (77वर्ष )
|उल्लेखनीय शिष्यहरु||James Prescott Joule|
|प्रसिद्धि||Atomic Theory, Law of Multiple Proportions, Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, Daltonism|
जोन डाल्टन बेलायती रशायनशास्त्री, मौशमवीद तथा भौतिकशास्त्री थिए । डाल्टनलाई आधुनिक आणविक सिद्दान्तको विकाश तथा रंग छुट्याउन नसक्ने रोग (Colour Blindness)मा गरेको सोधकार्यको लागि प्रसिद्दि मिलेको थियो । उनलाई बेलायतको Fellow of the Royal Society सम्मान द्वारा सम्मनित गरिएको थियो ।
जोन डाल्टन सन् १७६६ सेप्टेम्बर ६ तारिखमा बेलायतको कम्बरल्यन्डमा अवस्थित इगल्सफिल्डमा क्वेकर भनिने एउटा क्रिस्चियन परिवारमा जन्मिएका थिए । The son of a weaver, he joined his older brother Jonathan at age 15 in running a Quaker school in nearby Kendal. Around 1790 Dalton seems to have considered taking up law or medicine, but his projects were not met with encouragement from his relatives — Dissenters were barred from attending or teaching at English universities — and he remained at Kendal until, in the spring of 1793, he moved to Manchester. Mainly through John Gough, a blind philosopher and polymath from whose informal instruction he owed much of his scientific knowledge, Dalton was appointed teacher of mathematics and natural philosophy at the "New College" in Manchester, a dissenting academy. He remained in that position until 1800, when the college's worsening financial situation led him to resign his post and begin a new career in Manchester as a private tutor for mathematics and natural philosophy.
Dalton's early life was highly influenced by a prominent Eaglesfield Quaker named Elihu Robinson, a competent meteorologist and instrument maker, who got him interested in problems of mathematics and meteorology. During his years in Kendal, Dalton contributed solutions of problems and questions on various subjects to the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Diaries, and in 1787 he began to keep a meteorological diary in which, during the succeeding 57 years, he entered more than 200,000 observations. He also rediscovered George Hadley's theory of atmospheric circulation (now known as the Hadley cell) around this time. Dalton's first publication was Meteorological Observations and Essays (1793), which contained the seeds of several of his later discoveries. However, in spite of the originality of his treatment, little attention was paid to them by other scholars. A second work by Dalton, Elements of English Grammar, was published in 1801.