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    THE Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh has awarded the Keith Prize for the biennial period 1881–83 to Mr. Thomas Muir for his researches into the theory of determinants and continued fractions, the most recent instalment of results obtained by him being in a paper on permanent symmetric functions. Also the Macdougall-Brisbane Prize for the period 1880–82 to Prof. James Geikie for his contributions to the geology of the north-west of Europe, including his paper on the geology of the Faröes, published in the Transactions of the Society, 1880–81. And the Neill Prize for the triennial period 1880-83 to Prof. Herdman for his papers in the Proceedings and Transactions on the Tunicata.

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