Edward Arthur Milne

About Edward Arthur Milne

Who is it?: Astrophysicist
Birth Day: February 14, 1896
Birth Place: Kingston upon Hull, British
Alma mater: Trinity College, Cambridge
Known for: Milne model
Institutions: Victoria University of Manchester University of Oxford
Doctoral students: Thomas Cowling

Edward Arthur Milne

Edward Arthur Milne was born on February 14, 1896 in Kingston upon Hull, British, is Astrophysicist. Edward Arthur Milne was an English astrophysicist and mathematician, best known for developing the theory of kinematic relativity. Even though his theory met with considerable opposition, it had a significant impact on the scientific community and made them rethink old ideas and led to new approaches to the fundamental concepts of space and time. He was small in stature, but possessed extraordinary talent and was a constant source of inspiration to others. His early researches were into the atmosphere of the Earth and Sun, internal physics of the stars and the theory of limb darkening. He was also a brilliant mathematician and helped the armed forces in both the world wars with his exceptional skills. He was instrumental in development of an integral equation of great mathematical interest, what is now called Milne's integral equation. He published works on numerous subjects ranging from philosophy of science and mathematics to physics and astronomy. He had the modesty and simplicity of character that often goes with scientific genius, and he also bore personal adversities with audacity and dignity. His life was a tribute to scientific research and through his ideas and principles he laid the foundation for more profound study on cosmological patterns and various other facets of astronomy.
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As per our current Database, Edward Arthur Milne has been died on 21 September 1950(1950-09-21) (aged 54)\nDublin, Ireland.

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Occupation Scientists
Age 54 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 14, 1896 (Kingston upon Hull, British)
Birthday February 14
Town/City Kingston upon Hull, British
Nationality British

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Milne was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He attended Hymers College and from there he won an open scholarship in mathematics and natural science to study at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1914, gaining the largest number of marks which had ever been awarded in the examination. In 1916 he joined a group of mathematicians led by A. V. Hill for the Ministry of munitions working on the ballistics of anti-aircraft gunnery, they became known as ′Hill's Brigands′. Later Milne became an expert on sound localisation. In 1917 he became a lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919–1925, being assistant Director of the solar physics observatory, 1920–1924, mathematical lecturer at Trinity, 1924–1925, and university lecturer in astrophysics, 1922–1925. He was Beyer professor of applied mathematics, Victoria University of Manchester, 1924–1928, before his appointment as Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics and to a fellowship at Wadham College, Oxford, in 1928. Milne's earlier work was in mathematical astrophysics. Much of his research in the 1930s was concerned with the theory of relativity and cosmology. His later work, concerned with the interior structure of stars, aroused controversy. Milne was President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1943–1945. During World War II he again worked on ballistics.


Milne worked on the structures and interiors of stars in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He often took opinions opposed to those of Arthur Eddington.


From the early 1930s, Milne's interests focused increasingly on relativity theory and cosmology.


From 1932 he worked on the Problem of the "expanding universe" and in Relativity, Gravitation, and World-Structure (1935), proposed an alternative to Albert Einstein's general relativity theory. With McCrea (1934) he also showed that the 3 Models which form the foundations of modern cosmology first proposed by Friedmann (1922) using the general theory of relativity, can also be derived using only Newtonian mechanics.


As of 1935, using this model, Milne published a prediction of the cosmic background radiation which appears to be of a much different character than that predicted by Eddington. In fact, many passages in Relativity, Gravitation and World Structure are devoted to attacking Eddington's preconceptions.


He died of a heart attack in Dublin, Ireland, while preparing to give a set of lectures. These can be found written down in one of his last published books: Modern Cosmology and the Christian Idea of God (1952).

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