George Biddell Airy

1801 - 1892

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George Airy was Lucasian professor at Cambridge and Astronomer Royal. He made many major contributions to mathematics and astronomy.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (11 books/articles)

Some Quotations (3)

A Poster of George Airy

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Airy's work in engineering
  2. Airy on Thales' eclipse
  3. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to George Airy
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Lucasian Professor 1826
Plumian chair1828 - 1836
Royal Society Copley Medal1831
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1835
Fellow of the Royal Society1836
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1840
Royal Society Royal Medal1845
President of the Royal Society1871-1873
Lunar featuresCrater Airy
Planetary featuresCrater Airy on Mars


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Bob Bruen
  3. NAHSTE
  1. MathWorld (Airy Functions)
  2. Lassell pages (The discovery of Neptune)
  3. NNDB

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