ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher (1848-1928), British mathematician. Glaisher spent his career lecturing at Cambridge University. He was also a prolific author, writing over 400 articles on astronomy, special functions, numerical tables and number theory. He served as president of the London Mathematical Society from 1877-86, and of the Royal Astronomical Society twice, in 1886-88 and 1901-03. His father, also called James Glaisher, was a meteorologist and aeronaut. Portrait sketched in 1927.
Model release not required. Property release not required.