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Biographical entry Michell, John Henry (1863 - 1940)


26 October 1863
Maldon, Victoria, Australia
3 February 1940
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


John Henry Michell was Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Melbourne from 1891 and then Professor 1923-28. During the period 1890-1902 he published his researches in the theory of hydrodynamics and elasticity and became a world leader in the field.


Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Henry Michell - Records, 1884 - 1898, MS 013; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • John Henry Michell - Records, 1881 - 1940; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Tuck, E. O., 'The Wave Resistance Formula of J.H. Michell (1989) and its Significance to Recent Research in Ship Hydrodynamics', Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Series B, vol. 30, 1989, pp. 365-377. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.