Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882 - 1944

  title={Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882 - 1944},
  author={H. Plummer},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={113 - 125}
  • H. Plummer
  • Published 1945
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
In Sir Arthur Eddington British astronomy has suffered a most serious loss. It is essentially as an astronomer that Eddington must be considered, though he was much else. Astronomy had played its historical part and reached perhaps its highest state of complacency in the days of Laplace; thereafter the science tended to become ‘set in its ways’ till it acquired a visible new life with a fresh critical spirit about the beginning of the present century. Meanwhile physics was undergoing a similar… Expand
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