John Couch Adams

1819 - 1892

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John Couch Adams was an astronomer and mathematician who was the first person to predict the position of a planet beyond Uranus.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (12 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Adam's Memorial at Lidcott
  2. A cartoon about the discovery of Neptune
  3. John Couch Adams' account of the discovery of Neptune
  4. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to John Couch Adams
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Royal Society Copley Medal1848
Fellow of the Royal Society1849
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1849
Lowndean chair1859 - 1892
Lunar featuresCrater Adams


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Romanian translation of this biography
  3. St John's College Cambridge (The discovery of Neptune)
  1. NNDB
  2. Google books

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