Sir Arthur Eddington, O.M., F.R.S

Abstract

THE death on November 22, at the age of sixty-one, of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington is a great loss to science. In these days of specialization in science, it is given to few to have so wide a range of interests and to make contributions of outstanding merit in such diverse fields as he did. He combined to a unique degree an appreciation of the significance of new developments with great powers of mathematical analysis and keen physical intuition. A gifted expositor of the newest trends in physics, he was able to describe the most abstruse theories in clear and simple language; his name and writings were known throughout the world.

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