Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
The Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy is an endowed professorship established at Harvard College in 1727 by Thomas Hollis.The incumbents have been:
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (March 13, 1899 – October 27, 1980) was an American physicist and mathematician, co-awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics, for his contributions to the understanding of the ...
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Wallace Clement Sabine
Wallace Clement Sabine (June 13, 1868 – January 10, 1919) was an American physicist who founded the field of architectural acoustics. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1886 at the age of 18 b...
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Benjamin Osgood Peirce
Benjamin Osgood Peirce (11 February 1854 Beverly, Massachusetts, USA — 14 January 1914 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) was an American mathematician and a holder of the Hollis Chair of Mathematic...
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Percy Williams Bridgman
Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote extensively on t...
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Joseph Lovering
Joseph Lovering (1813 – 1892) was an American scientist and educator.He graduated from Harvard in 1833. In 1838 he was named Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Harvard. He held...
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Andrew Gleason
Andrew Mattei Gleason (November 4, 1921 – October 17, 2008) was an American mathematician whoas a young World War II naval officer broke German and Japanese military codes, then over the succeeding si...
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Thomas Hollis (1659–1731)
Thomas Hollis (1659 – January 21, 1731) was a wealthy English merchant and benefactor of Harvard University.As a Baptist and a Calvanist, Hollis required his donations to be used for directed purposes...
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Samuel Webber
Samuel Webber (1759 – July 17, 1810) was an American clergyman, mathematician, and academic, President of Harvard University from 1806 until his death in 1810.
Webber was educated at Dummer Academ...
Bertrand Halperin
Bertrand I. Halperin is the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the physics department of Harvard University.Professor Halperin was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up i...
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Theodore Lyman
Theodore Lyman (November 23, 1874 - October 11, 1954) was a U.S. physicist and spectroscopist, born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, from which he also received his Ph.D. in 1900. He be...
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John Winthrop (educator)
John Winthrop (December 19, 1714 – May 3, 1779) was the 2nd Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Harvard College. He was a distinguished mathematician, physicist and astronomer, b...
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John Farrar (scientist)
John Farrar (July 1, 1779 – May 8, 1853) was an American scholar. He first coined the concept of hurricanes as “a moving vortex and not the rushing forward of a great body of the atmosphere”, after th...
Ivy League Presidents
The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly u...
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Isaac Greenwood
Professor Isaac Greenwood (11 May 1702 Boston, Massachusetts – 22 October 1745 Charleston, South Carolina ) was the first Hollisian Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard Col...
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