Charles Hutton

Charles Hutton (1732-1823) was an eminent mathematician and distinguished figure in the Royal Society (he was elected a fellow in 1774 and held the position of Foreign Secretary from 1779 to 1783). Throughout his life he contributed extensively to scientific periodicals and submitted many important papers to the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Huttons experiments and research included the significant computation of the mean density of the earth based on Nevil Maskelynes...See more