Leslie Comrie

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Leslie Comrie

Name: Leslie John Comrie

Born: August 15, 1893, in Pukekohe, New Zealand

Death: December 11, 1950 (Age: 57)

Computer-related contributions

  • Astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation.
  • In 1928, he was the first to use Punched card equipment for scientific calculations.

Significant publications

  • Errors in Mathematical Tables (1942).
  • The total solar eclipse of 1940 October 1 (1933).
  • Eclipse of Rhea by the shadow of Titan (1921).

Honors and awards

  • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1950).
  • A lunar crater (23.3N 112.7W) and an asteroid, 3521 Comrie, bear his name.