Plumian chair

Plumian chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy


This is one of the professorships at the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1704 by Thomas Plume.

1707 - 1716 Roger Cotes
1716 - 1760 Robert Smith
1760 - 1796 Anthony Shepherd
1796 - 1821 Samuel Vince
1822 - 1827 Robert Woodhouse
1828 - 1836 George Airy
1836 - 1883 James Challis
1883 - 1912 George Darwin
1913 - 1944 Arthur Eddington
1946 - 1958 Harold Jeffreys
1958 - 1972 Fred Hoyle
1973 - 1991 Martin Rees
1993 - 2000 Richard Ellis
2001 - 2003 Jeremiah Ostriker
2005 -          Robert Kennicutt


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