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Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington: Scientific Genius, Philosopher, and Quaker Mystic

By Donald Vessey

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #467 (February 2021)

Price: $7.50


Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, was a major scientific mind of the twentieth century. He was also a Quaker whose faith and convictions shaped his scientific work. During World War I, refusing to demonize Germany and German science, Eddington remained connected to the work Einstein was doing on relativity and gravity. In 1919, the photographic plates he made of a total solar eclipse provided proof for Einstein’s theory of relativity. Don Vessey provides an account of Eddington’s life, thought, and of his faith as a member of Cambridge Jesus Lane Meeting.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #467