Edward Arthur Milne Biography
Birthday: February 14, 1896 (Aquarius)
Born In: Kingston upon Hull
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.