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TitleFrom Newton to Hawking : a history of Cambridge University's Lucasian professors of mathematics / edited by Kevin C. Knox, Richard Noakes
Imprint Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Descript xxiv, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

CONTENT

Isaac Barrow and the foundation of the Lucasian professorship -- 'Very accomplished mathematician, philosopher, chemist': Newton as Lucasian professor -- Sensible Newtonians: Nicholas Saunderson and John Colson -- Arbiters of Victorian science: George Gabriel Stokes and Joshua King -- Paul Dirac: the purest soul in an atomic age -- Is the end in sight for the Lucasian chair? Stephen Hawking as millennium professor


Mathematicians -- England -- Cambridge -- Biography Physicists -- England -- Cambridge -- Biography University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics -- Faculty -- Biography

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