Lovering circa 1868–1875
|Alma mater||Harvard University
|Academic advisors||Benjamin Peirce|
|Doctoral students||John Trowbridge|
Joseph Lovering (1813–1892) was an American scientist and educator.
Lovering graduated from Harvard in 1833. In 1838 he was named Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Harvard. He held this chair until 1888, when he was appointed Professor Emeritus, after 50 years service. He was acting regent of the university (1853–1854) and succeeded Felton as regent.
He was director of Jefferson Physical Laboratory from 1884 to 1888, and was associated with the Harvard College Observatory, especially in the joint observations of the United States and the London Royal Society on terrestrial magnetism.
In 1873 he served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Joseph Lovering at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
|Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
Benjamin Osgood Peirce