Brown, Archibald

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Brown, Archibald

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  • Professor Archibald Brown MA (Glas) PhD, FRAS

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1917 - 2002


Professor Archibald Brown was born at Greenock, Scotland, on 8 November 1917. He completed his MA in 1939 with first class honours in Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and his PhD in 1946 from the University of Cambridge. During the second world war he worked in the statistical research section for the Ministry of Supply in London, then took up academic posts at the University of Cambridge Observatory as Assistant Observer 1946-1948; Commonwealth Fund Fellow at the Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago 1948-1959; Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Melbourne 1950-1959 and Reader in Mathematics 1960. Professor Brown was a foundation member of the Australian Mathematics Society in 1956, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. He was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University in February 1961. From February 1964 he was the inaugural Head of Applied Mathematics (later under the Faculty of Science) remaining until he retired in 1982. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the ANU from 1983-2001. Professor Brown died in Canberra on 20 August 2002.


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ANU Department of Applied Mathematics, School of General Studies (1964 - 1981)

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Entered from deposit description on 8 May 2012




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