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Humphrey Lloyd (c1800–1881) was the provost of Trinity College, Dublin between 1867–1881, and Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy. Lloyd is known for experimentally verifying conical reflection, a theoretical prediction made by William Rowan Hamilton about the way light is bent when travelling through a biaxial crystal. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and President of both the British Association and the Royal Irish Academy.[1][2]


  1. ^ Mollan, Charles (1995). The Mind and the Hand - Instruments of Science 1685 - 1932. Trinity College, Dublin. ISBN 1898706034. 
  2. ^ "Humphrey Lloyd". Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard MacDonnell
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin
Succeeded by
John Hewitt Jellett


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