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George Biddell Airy
Sir George Biddell Airy KCB PRS (27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881.His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. His reputation has been tarnished by allegations that, through his inaction, Britain lost the opportunity of priority in the discovery of Neptune.
George Biddell Airy as Signatory
George Biddell Airy as Referee
Referee report by G. B. Airy on 'Of Such Ellipsoids Consisting of Homogeneous Matter as are Capable of Having the Resultant of the Attraction of the Mass upon a Particle in the Surface, and a Centrifugal Force Caused by Revolving about One of the Axes, Made Perpendicular to the Surface' by J. Ivory