The kelvin is named after the British physicist and engineer [[William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin]]; उनका [[barony]] was in turn named after the [[River Kelvin]], which runs through the grounds of the [[University of Glasgow]].
== Typographical conventions ==
The word ''kelvin'' as an SI unit is correctly written with a [[lowercase]] ''k'' (unless at the beginning of a sentence), and is never preceded by the words ''[[degree (temperature)|degree]]'' or ''degrees'', or the symbol °, unlike degrees ''[[Fahrenheit]]'', or degrees ''[[Celsius]]''. This is because the latter are [[adjective]]s, whereas ''kelvin'' is a [[noun]]. It takes the normal plural form by adding an ''s'' in [[English language|English]]: kelvins. When the kelvin was introduced in [] (१०th [[Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures|General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM)]], Resolution ३, CR ७९), it was the "degree Kelvin", and written '''°K'''; the "degree" was dropped in [] (१३th CGPM, Resolution ३, CR १०४).
Note that the symbol for the kelvin unit is always a capital K and never italicised. There is a space between the number and the K, as with all other SI units.
[[Unicode]] includes the "kelvin sign" at U+२१२A (in your [[web browser|browser]] it looks like K). However, the "kelvin sign" is [[canonical decomposition|canonically decomposed]] into U+००४B, thereby seen as a (preexisting) encoding mistake, and it is better to use U+००४B (K) directly.
== Conversion factors ==