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Encyclopedia > George William Hill

George William Hill (March 3, 1838April 16, 1914), was a U.S. astronomer and mathematician. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic George... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics. ... Leonhard Euler is considered by many people to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study and research is mathematics. ...


Hill was born in New York City, New York, and moved to West Nyack with his family when he was eight years old. After attending high school, Hill graduated from Rutgers University in 1859. From 1861, he worked at the Nautical Almanac Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work focused on the mathematics describing the three-body problem, later the four-body problem, to calculate the orbits of the Moon around the Earth, as well as that of planets around the Sun. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... West Nyack is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Rockland County, New York. ... Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... HM Nautical Almanac Office in Britain. ... Nickname: City of Squares Official website: www. ... The n-body problem is the problem of finding, given the initial positions, masses, and velocities of n bodies, their subsequent motions as determined by classical mechanics, i. ... Bulk composition of the moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ... Earth is the third planet in the Solar system. ... A planet is generally considered to be a relatively large mass of accreted matter in orbit around a star that is not a star itself. ... The Sun is the spectral type G2V yellow star at the center of Earths solar system. ...


He became president of the American Mathematical Society in 1894, serving for two years. He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1908, as well as to the academies of Belgium (1909), Christiania (1910), Sweden (1913), among others. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is dedicated to the interests of mathematical research and education, which it does with various publications and conferences as well as annual monetary awards to mathematicians. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Society of Edinburghs Building on the corner of George St. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Depending on context, Christiania can refer to: Christiania, capital of Norway – what Oslo was called from 1624 to 1877, named after King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway; subsequently, the city was called Kristiania (q. ... -1... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Hill died in West Nyack, New York.


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Named after him Gold Medal awarded to Asaph Hall The Gold Medal is the highest award of the Royal Astronomical Society. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... The Institut de France (French Institute) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is probably the Académie française. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Copley Medal is a scientific award for work in any field of science, the highest award granted by the Royal Society of London. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal is awarded every year by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Hill is a small lunar impact crater that is located to the west of the prominent Macrobius crater, near the eastern edge of the Sinus Amoris. ... Bulk composition of the moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ... An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ...

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