Sir George Howard Darwin
Darwin, Sir George Howard, 1845–1912, English astronomer and mathematician; 2d son of Charles Darwin. He was Plumian professor (from 1883) of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge, and a recognized authority on cosmogony. He wrote Scientific Papers (5 vol., 1907–16).
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