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ADAMS, John Couch

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.

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