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ric Mervyn Lindsay was born near Portadown, County Armagh, on 26
 

Summary: E
ric Mervyn Lindsay was born near
Portadown, County Armagh, on 26
January 1907. He was the seventh and
youngest son in Richard and Susan Lindsay's
family of 13 children. Lindsay attended the
King's Hospital School in Dublin, where he
was taught mathematics by Arthur E Lyster, a
former Assistant at Dunsink Observatory
(Wayman 1987). It seems certain that Lindsay's
innate interest in astronomy was nurtured dur-
ing this time. He went on to enter the Queen's
University of Belfast, graduating with a BSc in
physics in 1928 and a MSc in 1929.
Lindsay then travelled to the Harvard College
Observatory (HCO), arriving in the middle
of September 1929 to commence graduate
research for a doctorate on the distribution of
stars in the southern sky under the Director,
Prof. Harlow Shapley. Lindsay's principal the-

  

Source: Armagh Observatory

 

Collections: Physics