Thomas Young
Date of Birth  :
13 June 1773
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
physics,psycology and egyptology
Educational background  :
At the age of fourteen Young had learned Greek and Latin and was acquainted with French, Italian, Hebrew, German, Chaldean, Syriac, Samaritan, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Amharic.Young began to study medicine in London in 1792, moved to Edinburgh in 1794, and a year later went to Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany where he obtained the degree of doctor of physics in 1796.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

In 1801 Young was appointed professor of natural philosophy (mainly physics) at the Royal Institution. In two years he delivered 91 lectures. In 1802, he was appointed foreign secretary of the Royal Society, of which he had been elected a fellow in 1794.

Bibliography  :
Englands Bane,A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts, Volume 2,Miscellaneous Works of the Late Thomas Young .