Ewing, James Alfred (1855–1935)
Ewing was born and educated in Dundee and studied engineering on a scholarship at Edinburgh University. He helped William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, in a cable-laying project. In 1878 he became professor of mechanical engineering and physics at Tokyo University, where he devised instruments for measuring earthquakes. In 1903 he moved to the Admiralty as head of education and training, where during World War I, he and his staff took on the task of deciphering coded messages.
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