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Biographical entry Mahler, Kurt (1903 - 1988)

FAA, FRS

Born
26 July 1903
Krefeld am Rhein, Germany
Died
25 February 1988
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Kurt Mahler was Professor of Mathematics at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra from 1963.

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Events

- 1927
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Goethe University of Frankfurt and University of Gottingen, Germany
- 1940
Education - Doctor of Science (ScD), University of Manchester, England
1933 - 1934
Career position - Bishop Harvey Goodwin Fellowship, University of Manchester, England
1935 - 1936
Career position - The University of Groningen, Netherlands
1937 - 1941
Career position - Temporary Assistant Lecturer, University of Manchester, England
1941 - 1944
Career position - Assistant Lecturer, University of Manchester, England
1944 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer, University of Manchester, England
1947 - 1949
Career position - Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, England
1948 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, England
1949 - 1952
Career position - Reader, University of Manchester, England
1950
Award - Senior Berwick Prize, London Mathematical Society, England
1952 - 1963
Career position - Professor (first personal chair in the history of the University), University of Manchester, England
1957 -
Award - Honorary Member, Dutch Mathematical Society, Netherlands
1963 - 1968
Career position - Professor of Mathematics, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Australia
1965 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
1968 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University, United States of America
1971
Award - De Morgan Medal, London Mathematical Society, England
1977
Award - Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
1986 -
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Mathematical Society, Australia

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Australian Academy of Science (1954 - )

    Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science 1977

    Date: 1965

  • Australian Mathematical Society (1956 - )

    In 1986 Kurt Mahler was awarded Honorary Membership to the Australian Mathematical Society, he is also commemorated by the Australian Mathematical Societies Kurt Mahler lectureship.

    Date: 1986 -

  • Australian National University (1946 - )

    Kurt Mahler was a Professor of Mathematics with the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University from 1963 until 1968.

    Date: 1963 - 1968

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Kurt Mahler - Records, 1912 - 1988, MS 062; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (van der Poorten, A.J.)

  • Kurt Mahler - Records, 1940 - 1988; Private hands (van der Poorten, A.J.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Cassels, J. W. S., 'Kurt Mahler, 1903-1988', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

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