Simon Newcomb

Simon Newcomb

Simon Newcomb
1835 -1909

Simon Newcomb Biography

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Simon Newcomb was a Canadian-American astronomer, mathematician, and author. He was born on March 12, 1835 in Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to the United States in 1853. He studied at the University of Toronto and later at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his PhD in mathematics in 1877.

Newcomb began his career as an astronomer at the United States Navy Nautical Almanac Office, where he made important contributions to the development of astronomical tables and the calculation of the position of celestial bodies. He later became the director of the Nautical Almanac Office and the Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.

In addition to his astronomical work, Newcomb was also a respected mathematician and author. He wrote several books on mathematical and astronomical topics, including "Principles of Political Economy" and "The Extent of the Universe." He was also a member of several scientific societies, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Newcomb passed away on July 11, 1909 in Washington, D.C. His contributions to astronomy and mathematics continue to be recognized and studied today.