Charles H. Smiley

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-06-1903

Died: 07-26-1977

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Smiley, Charles Hugh:  Appointed to investigate, in consultation with European authorities, methods of determining orbits of comets and asteroids, with especial reference to the fundamental operations common to various methods and to the elements invariant under the mathematical processes involved, with the view of simplifying the operations and lessening the labor required to compute an orbit; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1929.

Born September 6, 1903, at Camden, Missouri. Education: University of California, A. B., 1924, M. A., 1925, Ph. D., 1927.

Teaching Fellow in Mathematics, 1924–27, University of California; Instructor in Mathematics, 1927–29, University of Illinois.

Publications: Articles in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Lick Observatory Bulletin, American Mathematical Monthly, Astronomical Journal.