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Lucasian Chair

29 Jul 2007 on learning

The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is a Professorship for the Cambridge University founded in 1663. As we can see the list of holders here, there are famous names... i know the names in bold...

  1. 1664 Isaac Barrow
  2. 1669 Sir Isaac Newton
  3. 1702 William Whiston
  4. 1711 Nicolas Saunderson
  5. 1739 John Colson
  6. 1760 Edward Waring
  7. 1798 Isaac Milner
  8. 1820 Robert Woodhouse
  9. 1822 Thomas Turton
  10. 1826 Sir George Airy
  11. 1828 Charles Babbage
  12. 1839 Joshua King
  13. 1849 Sir George Stokes
  14. 1903 Sir Joseph Larmor
  15. 1932 Paul Dirac
  16. 1969 Sir M. James Lighthill
  17. 1980 Stephen Hawking