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Biographical entry Room, Thomas Gerald (1902 - 1986)

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Born
10 November 1902
St George, Camberwell, County of London, England
Died
2 April 1986
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Gerald Room was Professor of Mathematics, University of Sydney, 1935-1968. Earlier he had studied and then taught at St John's College, Cambridge 1920-1935.

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Career position - Chairman of the New South Wales Mathematics Syllabus Committee and Chief Mathematics Examiner for the High School Leaving Certificate, Australia
- 1923
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Cambridge, England
- 1955
Education - Doctorate of Science (ScD), University of Cambridge, England
1923 - 1935
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, England
1925 - 1927
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Liverpool, England
1926 - 1928
Career position - Fellow, St Johns College, University of Cambridge, England
1935 - 1968
Career position - Professor of Pure Mathematics, The University of Sydney, Australia
1940 - 1941
Career position - Informal, secret military intelligence work based at The University of Sydney, Australia
1941
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian National Research Council
1941
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, England
1941
Career position - Military Intelligence Work, Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne (FRUMEL), Commonwealth of Australia and United States of America
1942 - 1945
Career position - Military Intelligence Work, Central Bureau, Allied Command of the South-West Pacific Area
1952 - 1956
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Australia
1954
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1959 - 1964
Career position - Editor, Australian Mathematical Society Journal
1960 - 1962
Head - President, Australian Mathematical Society
1960 - 1965
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Australia
1968 -
Award - T.G. Room Award, Given in his honor, Mathematical Association of New South Wales, Australia
1969
Career position - Part-time Lecturer, The University of Sydney, Australia
1971
Career position - Staff Tutor, North West Region, Open University, England
1972 - 1973
Career position - Course Material Writer, Open University, England
1989
Award (posthumous) - Mathematics Library named in his honor, T.G. Room Library, The University of Sydney, Australia

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Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Thomas Gerald Room - Records, 1926 - 1973, Acc. 1062; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Mack, John, 'Room, Thomas Gerald (1902-1986), Geometer and Professor of Mathematics', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 364-5. Details

Journal Articles

  • Butler, S. J.; Room, T. G., 'Obituary: Dansie Thomas Sawkins', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 12, no. 6, 1950, pp. 210-211. Details
  • Hirschfeld, J. W. P. and Wall, G. E., 'Thomas Gerald Room 1902-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 109-122. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710109.htm. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.