Sir James Jeans
Sir James Jeans (18771946) was a
mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He made fundamental contributions to the dynamical theory of gases,
the mathematical theory of electromagnetism, the evolution of gaseous stars, the nature of nebulae. He was
knighted in 1924.
In The Mysterious Universe (1931), Sir Jean
concludes, “as a philosopher not as a scientist, that we can we can only understand the world through mathematics,
“God is a mathematician and the universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great
machine”.
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