Quetelet

Que·te·let

(ket-ĕ-lā'),
Lambert Alphonse Jacques, 1796-1857. Belgian astronomer and mathematician.
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Jeffrey Sachs wears many hats: head of the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Special Advisor to Ban Ki-moon on the UN Millennium Development Goals, Director of the Earth Institute at New York's Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, professor of health policy and management, rounder of Africa's Millennium Villages initiative and indeed, a bestselling author.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, says: "The report also contains six recommendations for the private sector on how to be successful, but also stresses the importance of private-public partnerships.
He also serves on the faculty at the University of Alabama holding the titles of Distinguished Professor Quetelet, Endowed Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Science.
Belgian Adolphe Quetelet followed suit in 1831, producing a map of crimes against property in France, (39) and, in 1847, Englishman Joseph Fletcher began to publish maps that compared British crime rates to ignorance.
The Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, who was one of the main speakers at the three-day Government Summit, noted that too much flow of arms into Syria is proving disadvantageous.
First named after the Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and statistician Adolphe Quetelet, who demonstrated in 1835 how adult weight normally increases in proportion to height squared, the index provides a measure of body weight, independent of stature, allowing us to compare the weight of short and tall people.
23) In 1972, Ancel Keys who popularized what was originally the Quetelet Index (24) said the measure should be used for populations and not individuals.
First, a few words about Body Mass Index (BMI), also sometimes called the Quetelet Index.
Table 4: Mean Haemoglobin level and Mean Quetelet index in Hb AA and Hb AS students Electrophoretic No.
These concepts are part of a statistical and quantitative positivism, injected into scientific thought by Adolphe Quetelet and Francis Galton, which privileges only the observable and quantifiable.
page=3&c=y) had come close to being credited as the Western discoverer of the Perseid meteor shower, but was beaten to it by Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet, whose reported a great shower of meteors from August 8th to 15th in a report from the Brussels Observatory in 1836.
Classical scholars such as Hippocrates, Montesquieu, and Quetelet failed to find any relations of climate with culture because they measured climatic temperature on Celsius or Fahrenheit scales with an arbitrary zero point of reference.