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HERSCHELL, John Frederick William Sir

Forenames: John Frederick William

Last name: HERSCHELL

Titles and Honours: Sir

Date of birth: 1792-01-01

Date of death: 1871-01-01

Date of Election: 1843-04-18

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries: Times 13 May 1871

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


"On a method of cooling and ventilating the workings of deep coal mines" (1865, P5, pp 11 - 12); "On barometric waves" (1867, P6, pp 91 - 93); "On a statement to Mr Dyer's paper 'On the mutations of imponderable elements' " (1869, P7, p 193);. Many papers to Royal Soc. Published first vol of Analytical Soc of Cambridge's Transactions (with Babbage)

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Astronomer, son of Sir William Herschel. 1813, senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman. Helped to found Cambridge Analytical Society. 1821 & 1847 Copley medallist.1824 - 7 Secretary to Royal Society. 1825 Lalande prizeman to RAS. 1827 - 32 President of Astronomical Soc. 1836 received medals for catalogue of N nebulae. Gold medallist for revision of his father's double stars. Discovered and catalogued many double stars. 1842 Lord Rector of Aberdeen. 1845 Pres of Brit Assocn. 1850 - 55 Master of the Mint.

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