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November 2019

From Neptune to St Andrews: John Couch Adams at 2004:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mathematical Institute ,Lecture Theatre CWednesday 27 November 2019

Event type: AcademicLecturePresentationAudience: All audiencesAcademic Schools and Departments: HistoryMathematics and StatisticsPhysics and Astronomy
This event has been created by: Isobel Falconer
From Neptune to St Andrews: John Couch Adams at 200

Event Details

This talk celebrates the bi-centenary of the birth of John Couch Adams, arguably St Andrews’ most famous Regius Professor of Mathematics, best known for ‘discovering’ the planet Neptune.

The talk, by the current Regius Professor, will discuss aspects of Adams’ life and work.

It is open to all, and no mathematical knowledge will be assumed.

Location: Mathematical Institute, Lecture Theatre C.


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Lecture Theatre C