Sir James Jeans


Sir James Jeans (1877-1946) 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”.