James Joseph Sylvester
James Joseph Sylvester FRS (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory a...
Thomas Shaw Brandreth
Thomas Shaw Brandreth, FRS (24 July 1788 – 27 May 1873) was an English mathematician, inventor and classicist.
Brandreth was the son of a Cheshire physician, Joseph Brandreth. He studied at Eton a...
John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst
John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, PC, KS, FRS (21 May 1772 – 12 October 1863), was a British lawyer and politician. He was three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Lyndhurst was bor...
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George Chrystal
George Chrystal (1851–1911) was a Scottish mathematician.He was born in Old Meldrum and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and the University of Aberdeen, moving in 1872 to study under James Clerk Ma...
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John Hailstone
John Hailstone (1759–1847), English geologist, born near London on 13 Dec. 1759, was placed at an early age under the care of a maternal uncle at York, and was sent to Beverley school in the East Ridi...
Leonard Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith
Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith PC (6 July 1832 – 11 May 1918) was a British politician, academic and man of letters. He was a member of William Ewart Gladstone's second ad...
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William Whewell
William Whewell FRS FGS (/ˈhjuːəl/ HEW-əl; 24 May 1794 – 6 March 1866) was an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He was Master of Trinity ...
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Maxwell relations
Maxwell's relations are a set of equations in thermodynamics which are derivable from the definitions of the thermodynamic potentials. These relations are named for the nineteenth-century physicist Ja...
Alfred Marshall
Alfred Marshall (26 July 1842 – 13 July 1924) was one of the most influential economists of his time. His book, Principles of Economics (1890), was the dominant economic textbook in England for many y...
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John William Colenso
John William Colenso (1814–1883), first Church of England Bishop of Natal, mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist.
Colenso was born at St Austell, Cornwall, on 24 Ja...
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George Darwin
Sir George Howard Darwin KCB FRS (9 July 1845 – 7 December 1912) was an English astronomer and mathematician.
George Darwin was born at Down House, Kent, the second son and fifth child of Charles ...
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John Rigby (politician)
Sir John Rigby, PC (8 January 1834 – 26 July 1903), was a British judge and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1885 and 1894.
Rigby was born in Runcorn, Cheshire, the...
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Maxwell's demon
In the philosophy of thermal and statistical physics, Maxwell's demon is a thought experiment created by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell to "show that the Second Law of Thermodynamics has only a sta...
W. W. Rouse Ball
Walter William Rouse Ball, known as W. W. Rouse Ball (14 August 1850 – 4 April 1925), was a British mathematician, lawyer, and fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1878 to 1905. He was also ...
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James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics. His most notable achievement was to formulate the classical theory of ...
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Samuel Hunter Christie
Samuel Hunter Christie (22 March 1784 – 24 January 1865) was a British scientist and mathematician.
He studied mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won the Smith's Prize and was sec...
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Henry William Watson
Rev. Henry William Watson (25 February 1827, Marylebone, London – 11 January 1903, Berkswell near Coventry) was a mathematician and author of a number of mathematics books. He was a Cam...
John Jebb (reformer)
John Jebb (1736–1786) was an English divine, medical doctor, and religious and political reformer.
He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he was elected fellow in 1761, having previously ...
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Edward Tucker Leeke
The Reverend Edward Tucker Leeke (1842–1925) was a British clergyman and scholar. He was Canon and sub-dean of Lincoln Cathedral.The son of Revd. William Leeke, the Waterloo veteran and historian, E...
Maxwell Montes
Maxwell Montes /ˈmækswɛl ˈmɒntiːz/ is a mountain massif on the planet Venus, part of which contains the highest point on the planet's surface.
Located on Ishtar Terra, the more northern of the pla...
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Henry Melvill
The Revd. Henry Melvill (1798–1871) was a priest in the Church of England and principal of the East India Company College from 1844-1858. Afterwards, he served as Canon of St Paul's Cathedral.
Me...
Alfred George Greenhill
Sir (Alfred) George Greenhill, F.R.S. (29 November 1847 in London – 10 February 1927 in London), was a British mathematician.George Greenhill was educated at Christ's Hospital School and from th...
Herbert Hall Turner
Herbert Hall Turner FRS (13 August 1861, Leeds – 20 August 1930, Stockholm) was a British astronomer and seismologist.
Herbert Hall Turner was educated at Clifton College and Trinity College,...
Wrangler (University of Cambridge)
At the University of Cambridge in England, a 'Wrangler' is a student who gains first-class honours in the third year of the University's undergraduate degree in mathematics. The highest-scoring studen...
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James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) is a submillimetre-wavelength telescope at Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. The telescope is near the summit of Mauna Kea at 13,425 feet (4,092 m). Its pr...
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Francis John Welsh Whipple
Francis John Welsh Whipple (17 March 1876 — 25 September 1943) was an English mathematician and meteorologist. From 1925 to 1939 he was superintendent of the Kew Observatory.
Whipple attended the...
E. T. Whittaker
Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS FRSE (24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956) was an English mathematician who contributed widely to applied mathematics, mathematical physics and the theory of special functions....
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Horace Lamb
Sir Horace Lamb FRS (/læm/; 27 November 1849 – 4 December 1934) was an English applied mathematician and author of several influential texts on classical physics, among them Hydrodynamics (1895) and D...
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Charles Hoare (priest)
Charles James Hoare (14 July 1781, London – 15 January 1865, Godstone) was an evangelical Church of England clergyman, archdeacon of Surrey.
Charles James Hoare was third son of Henry ('Harry') Ho...
William Frend (social reformer)
William Frend (22 November 1757 – 21 February 1841) was an English clergyman (later Unitarian), social reformer and writer. After a high-profile university trial in Cambridge, which deprived him of hi...
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