Tag Archives: James Gregory

Hirst prize and lecture

Yesterday the London Mathematical Society held a meeting in St Andrews to celebrate the award of the inaugural Hirst Prize to my colleagues John O’Connor and Edmund Robertson. The prize is named after Thomas A. Hirst, 5th president of the … Continue reading

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Gregory’s pillar

The article Gregory’s meridian line of 1673–1674: A St Andrews detective story by John Ceres Amson in the 2008 BSHM Bulletin tells how James Gregory, the first Regius Professor of Mathematics in the University of St Andrews, defined a meridian … Continue reading

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