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John Couch Adams (1819-1892), 1830 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/AdamsJ

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Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'A'.


  • Creation: 1830 - 1992

Biographical / Historical

Adams came to Pembroke as a Fellow in 1853, from St. John's College. His most famous achievement was predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using only mathematics. He was Lowndean Professor in the University of Cambridge from 1859 until his death. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866.


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Related Materials

Under the terms of his will Adams bequeathed most of his early printed books to Cambridge University Library, his astronomical books to the Cambridge Observatory, and what remained to the libraries of Pembroke and St John's. Further information about the material held at Cambridge University Library can be obtained by contacting the University Library. For access to his books held at Pembroke College, please contact the College Librarian.

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