# The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Brown, Ernest William

**BROWN, Ernest William**, American mathematician and astronomer: b. Hull, England, 29 Nov. 1866. He took his degrees at Christ College, Cambridge; was appointed professor of mathematics at Haverford College, 1891, and at Yale University in 1907. He was for some time editor of *The Transactions of* *the American Mathematical Society* and of the *Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society* and besides numerous pamphlets of scientific value has published ‘Treatise on the Lunar Theory’ (1896); ‘A New Theory of the Moon's Motion’ (1897-1905); and the Adams prize essay for 1907 in the University of Cambridge, ‘The Inequalities in the Motion of the Moon due to the Direct Action of the Planets’ (1908).