Forenames: John Couch
Last name: ADAMS
Titles and Honours:
Date of birth: 1819-06-05
Date of death: 1892-01-21
Date of Election: 1847-04-20
Honorary Member? Yes
Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes
'Scientific Papers' 1896-1901
Place of Residence:
Discovered the planet Neptune.
1839 Sizar, St. John's College, Cambridge.
1843 Senior Wray Leve Smith's Prisethan.
1852 Fellow and tutor
1853-93 Fellow of Pembroke College
1847 Refused knighthood
1848 Copley medalist
1858-9 Professor of Maths, St. Andrews.
1858 Lowerdean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry, Cambridge.
1861 Director of Cambridge Observatory 1851-3 President, RAS.
1866 Gold medal for research in connection with theory of acceloration of the moon's mean motion.