Science Worthies


XXII.—ARTHUR CAYLEY IT is natural that the public in general should wish to know something of the life and work of one whom the British Association for the Advancement of Science has honoured by placing him this year at its head, an honour indeed which could not much longer have been withheld, considering the foremost place which our new President occupies among English mathematicians. But when asked to tell the story I am tempted to exclaim with the needy knifegrinder—

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SALMON, G. Science Worthies . Nature 28, 481–485 (1883).

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