[hev-ee-sahyd] /ˈhɛv iˌsaɪd/

Oliver, 1850–1925, English physicist.
Oliver. 1850–1925, English physicist. Independently of Kennelly, he predicted (1902) the existence of an ionized gaseous layer in the upper atmosphere (the Heaviside layer); he also contributed to telegraphy


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