Sir James Hopwood Jeans

1877 - 1946

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James Jeans worked on astronomy as well as thermodynamics, heat and other aspects of radiation.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (4 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

A Poster of James Jeans

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. James Jeans' Physics and Philosophy
  2. James Jeans addresses the British Association in 1934
  3. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to James Jeans
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Fellow of the Royal Society1906
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1917
Royal Society Royal Medal1919
Lunar featuresCrater Jeans
Planetary featuresCrater Jeans on Mars


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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