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Jeans, Sir James Hopwood (1877-1946), mathematician and astronomer

Jack Meadows

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34164
Jeans, Sir James Hopwood (1877-1946), mathematician and astronomer

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Jeans, Sir James Hopwood (1877-1946), mathematician and astronomer, was born on 11 September 1877 at 29 Kew Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, the only son of William Tulloch Jeans, parliamentary journalist, and his wife, Martha Ann Hopwood. On his father's side there was a strong newspaper tradition: both his grandfather and his ...

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