Edmund Halley

NOUN
  1. English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
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  • Banking has a long history of borrowing ideas from science - astronomer Edmund Halley was constructing mortality tables for the life assurance industry back in the 17th Century.
  • The great astronomer Edmund Halley eventually persuaded Newton to put together the results of his work on the laws of motion.
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