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Linfoot, Edward Hubert, 1905-1982 (mathematician and astronomer)



  • Existence: 1905 - 1982


Edward Hubert Linfoot (1905-82), mathematician and researcher in optics; Lecturer in Mathematics, Bristol University, 1932-48; and Assistant Director and John Couch Adams Astronomer at the University Observatory, Cambridge, 1948-70.

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Additional publications and lectures, 1949-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.41
Scope and Contents Contains: letter from Bernard Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory Archive to E.H. Linfoot, the Observatories, Madingley Road Cambridge, about the design of a Cassegrain spectrograph for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 5 May 1964; reprint of a paper by Herbert Dingle from The Bulletin of the Institute of Physics, pp. 314-316, December 1968 annotated [by Linfoot?] with an inserted note containing further calculations; an undated note on Ritchey Chr├ętien telescopes, containing a list of...
Dates: 1949-1964
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