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Person: Greaves (2), William Michael Herbert
William Greaves graduated from Cambridge and then worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He became Professor of Astronomy in Edinburgh. He worked on both theoretical and practical astronomy.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- William, who was his parents' only son, attended Lodge School, Barbados, from 1905 to 1915, and then spent 1915-16 at Codrington College, Barbados.
- Greaves was appointed Chief Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in 1924.
- Greaves was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1943.
Born 10 September 1897, Barbados, West Indies. Died 24 December 1955, Blackford, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Tags relevant for this person:
Astronomy, Origin Barbados
Adapted from other CC BY-SA 4.0 Sources:
- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive