Adams, John Couch
Biographical dates - Period of existence1819-1892
Other InformationJ. C. Adams was an English mathematician and astronomer, one of two people who independently discovered the planet Neptune. After being made professor of mathematics at the University of St. Andrews (Fife) in 1858 and Lowndean professor of astronomy and geometry at Cambridge in 1859, he became director of Cambridge Observatory in 1861.
MARC Area Codee-uk-en
PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 2653941)
Profession / Type of InstitutionUniversity lecturer
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