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|Adams, John Couch.|
Adm. sizar at ST JOHN'S, June 19, 1839.
S. of Thomas, tenant farmer.
B. June 5, 1819, at Lidcot, near Launceston.
Schools, Devonport, Saltash and Landulph.
Matric. Michs. 1839; Scholar, 1842; 2nd Smith's Prizeman; B.A.
Wrangler) 1843; M.A. 1846.
Fellow till 1852.
Fellow of Pembroke, 1853-92.
Hon. Sc.D., 1888.
M.A.; incorp. at Oxford, 1847.
Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1855.
Professor of Mathematics at St Andrew's University, 1858.
Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry, 1859-92.
Director of the Cambridge Observatory, 1861-92.
Made observations determining particulars of the planet 'Neptune,' 1841-5 (these calculations, which should have led to its discovery, were deposited at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Oct. 21, 1845, but the actual discovery was made by Galle, at Berlin, from Leverrier's calculations, announced seven months later). President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1851-5 and 1874-6; received the gold medal for researches in connection with the lunar theory, 1866.
Copley medal, 1848.
A member of many foreign societies, including the academies of Paris and St Petersburg.
Received honorary degrees from Edinburgh, Dublin and Bologna.
Refused knighthood, 1847.
Declined the office of Astronomer-Royal, 1881.
Delegate for Great Britain at the International Meridian Conference at Washington, 1884. 'A man of learning as well as of science'; collected 800 volumes of early printed works, subsequently bequeathed to the University Library.
The Adams Prize was founded to commemorate his 'deductive discovery' of the planet Neptune, 1848.
Author, Scientific Papers.
Died Jan. 21, 1892.
Buried at St Giles', Cambridge.
M.I. in Westminster Abbey and Truro Cathedral.
Brother of William G. (1855).
(The Historical Reg.; D.N.B., Suppl. I.)
|John Couch ADAMS |
Approx. lifespan: 18191892
Tripos: St John's College Math. 1843star
Adm sizar St John's College 1839:06:19
s. of Thomas ADAMS tenant farmer:
b. Lidcot, near Launceston, [ Cornwall ] 1819:06:05
2nd Smith's Prizeman
BA Senr. Wrangler 1843
Fellow of: Pembroke College 1853-92
Hon. ScD 1888
MA incorp. at Oxford 1847
Hon. DCL Oxford 1855
Professor of Mathematics: Sch: St Andrew's University [St Andrew's], [ Fife ] 1858
Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry: 1859-92
Director: Cambridge Observatory 1861-92
Made observations determining particulars of the planet 'Neptune': 1841-45
these calculations, which should have led to its discovery, were deposited at: Royal Observatory Greenwich, [ London ] 1845:10:21
but the actual discovery was made by Johann Gottfried GALLE at Berlin, [ Germany ]
from Urbain Jean Joseph LE VERRIER Leverrier's calculations, announced seven months later
President of: : Royal Astronomical Society 1851-55 and 1874-76
received the gold medal for researches in connection with the lunar theory 1866
Copley Medal 1848
Member of: : many foreign societies, including the academies of Paris, [ France ] and St Petersburg, [ Russia ]
Received honorary degree from Edinburgh, [ Scotland ]
Received honorary degree from Dublin, [ Ireland ] and
Received honorary degree from Bologna, [ Italy ]
Refused knighthood 1847
Declined the office of Astronomer-Royal: 1881
Delegate for Great Britain at the International Meridian Conference at: Washington, [ USA ] 1884
'A man of learning as well as of science'; collected 800 volumes of early printed works, subsequently bequeathed to University Library
The Adams Prize was founded to commemorate his 'deductive discovery' of the planet Neptune 1848
Publ.: Scientific Papers
bur. St Giles' Cambridge, [ Cambridgeshire ]
MI Westminster Abbey [Westminster], [ London ]
MI Truro Cathedral [Truro], [ Cornwall ]
brother of William Grylls ADAMS (1855)
( The Historical Reg.; D.N.B., Suppl . I)
[add:]Fellow of Pembroke College in1853:02, having lost his fellowship at St John's College in1851? by not going into orders [Regulations had meanwhile been altered?][:add]
[add:]Photographs: CAS: E1, G1 and Album[:add]
[add:]Portrait by Hubert von HERKOMER at Pembroke College [:add]
[add:]Bust & portrait by Thomas MOGFORD at St John's College [:add]
[add:](P.J. Barnwell; Atkinson, 320, 424)[:add]
[add:] bur. Ascension Parish Burial Ground Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [:add]
[add:](Martin Packer, 2014)[:add]