Eddington, Arthur Stanley at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. At Cambridge Univ. he won every mathematical honor. He was chief assistant at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich 1906-13; in 1914 he became director of the Cambridge observatory. Religious and pacifistic, he declared that the world's meaning could not be discovered by science. His greatest contributions were in astrophysics, where his studies included stellar structure, subatomic sources of stellar energy, white dwarf stars, and diffuse matter in interstellar space. His philosophical ideas led him to believe that unifying quantum theory and general relativity would permit the calculation of certain universal constants.