Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892

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Dates:
Birth 1819-06-15
Death 1892-01-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge and graduated B. A. 1843 as Senior Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of St. Johns. Then undertook to determine the cause of the perturbations of Uranus and left the results at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 1845, but his discovery was anticipated by Urban J. J. Le Verrier (for. Mem. R. S. 1847) in July 1846. Le Verrier received the Copley Medal 1846 and Adams 1848. Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge, 1858. Director of Cambridge Observatory 1861. Brother of William Grylls Adams. F.R.S. 1872.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1847-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79089694

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Subjects:

  • Astronomy--Mathematics
  • Societies (Academies and learned societies)--Records and correspondence

Occupations:

  • Astronomers

Places:

  • England (as recorded)