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Royal Society

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an association founded in England by Charles II in 1660 to promote research in the sciences
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Noun1.Royal Society - an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported scienceRoyal Society - an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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One day, in 1721, Doctor Cotton Mather sat in his library reading a book that had been published by the Royal Society of London.
By age 34, he was elected to the Royal Society of London, and soon after, became a distinguished service professor of physics.
Littlewood is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences).
He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1961.
Boyce (2006): Estimating diversity of Indo-Paciflc coral reef stomatopods through DNA barcoding of stomatopod larvae, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.
Polanyi's list of awards and honours includes the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London, Fellowship of the Royal Societies of Canada, London and Edinburgh as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the U.
In this collection of essays celebrating the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Society of London (once headed by Isaac Newton), scientists and novelists--including Martin Rees, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Fortey, Gregory Benford, and Paul Davies--celebrate the society's scientific contributions.
He served as regius professor of civil engineering and mechanics at the University of Glasgow from 1855 to 1872 and was a member of many organisations, holding fellowships of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The 1882 photo documentary tells of Royal Society of London scientist Gerard Ansdell and his brother's 1881 search for their long-lost brother, who was thought to be coffee planting in Fiji.
The Royal Society of London in 1856 awarded Mr Pasteur the Rumford Medal for his researches relative to the polarization of light and decorated with the Legion d' Honneur in 1853, he was promoted to be an officer of the Order in 1863, and commander in 1868.
Recognizing that population aging will change the composition of human capital, particularly its educational component, the second section is devoted to the role of human capital accumulation in economic growth and includes discussion of the mortality of the fellows of the Royal Society of London and correlations to scientific progress; the impact of mortality, fertility, and technological progress on school density, literacy, and economic growth in England in from the 16th century to 19th century; and a framework for the measurement of the dynamics of human capital accumulation by age, sex, and levels of educational attainment.
Warmer sea-surface temperatures and altered wind patterns associated with global climate change have dramatically increased the frequency of Atlantic tropical cyclones during the past century, according to a new study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

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