Poor, Charles Lane, 1866-

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Birth 1866-01-18
Death 1951-09-27
English

Biographical notes:

Charles Lane Poor was an alumnus, The Johns Hopkins University and a professor of astronomy and celestial mechanics at Columbia.

He was born in Hackensack, NJ, Jan. 18, 1866 and received the Ph. D. from Hopkins in 1892. Poor was an associate professor at Hopkins until 1903. He was appointed to Columbia where he taught until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1944. Poor was the inventor of several navigation devices and was the author of books on navigation, racing yachts, astronomy, and relativity. Poor was an active critic of the theories of Albert Einstein and published several papers describing his own research on relativity. Among his works are "Gravitation versus Relativity" (1922) and "Rules and Regulations for the Construction of Racing Yachts" (1928). Charles Lane Poor died in New York City, Sept. 27, 1951.

From the description of Charles Lane Poor papers, 1898-1945. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49308252

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Subjects:

  • Refraction
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Yachting
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Gravitation--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Yachts
  • Optics

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  • Astronomers

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