Joseph Lovering (25 December 1813 – 18 January 1892) was an American scientist and educator.
Lovering circa 1868–1875
|Born||25 December 1813|
|Died||18 January 1892|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Academic advisors||Benjamin Peirce|
|Doctoral students||John Trowbridge|
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.
From 1869 to 1873 he served as corresponding secretary, from 1873 to 1880 vice president, and from 1880 to 1881 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He contributed to numerous scientific publications, prepared a volume on The Aurora Borealis (1873), and edited a new edition of Professor John Farrar's Electricity and Magnetism (1842).
- Joseph Lovering at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
| Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
Benjamin Osgood Peirce