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Prof. Henri Andoyer


By the death on June 12 of Marie Henri Andoyer at the age of sixty-six years, French science has lost a distinguished member of that characteristic school of mathematical astronomers of which such men as Tisserand and Radau were eminent examples and Henri Poincaré the most brilliant ornament. In Andoyer a rare combination of qualities was united. To his knowledge and ability as a mathematician and his acquaintance with the technical side of practical astronomy he joined a skill and a passion for numerical calculation which recalls the kindred taste of J. C. Adams in England. He was at the same time a gifted teacher, with an enthusiasm and critical sense which made his exposition equally attractive in the shape of lectures or in published form.


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P., H. Prof. Henri Andoyer. Nature 124, 102 (1929).

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