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Biographical entry Weatherburn, Charles Ernest (1884 - 1974)

Born
18 June 1884
Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia
Died
18 October 1974
Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Charles Ernest Weatherburn was lecturer in mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Melbourne 1911-23 and later professor of mathematics at the University of Western Australia 1929-50.

Details

Born Sydney, 18 June 1884. Died Perth, 18 October 1974. Educated Universities of Sydney (BA 1904, BSc 1905, MA 1906, DSc 1916) and Cambridge (BA 1908, MA 1915). Mathematics and physics teacher, Sydney boys' High School 1909-11, tutor in mathematics and physics, St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1909-11, lecturer in mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Melbourne 1911-23, professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand 1923-29, foundation professor of mathematics, University of Western Australia 1929-50. Hector medal, Royal Society of New Zealand 1934. A mathematics lecture theatre at the University of Western Australia was named after him in 1971.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Charles Ernest Weatherburn - Records, 1916 - 1975, MS 017; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (Weatherburn, A.K.)

  • Charles Ernest Weatherburn - Records, 1884 - 1974; Private hands (Weatherburn, A.K.). Details

Private hands (Weatherburn, D.C.)

  • Charles Ernest Weatherburn - Records, 1909 - 1974; Private hands (Weatherburn, D.C.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Gamblen, F., '[Obituary]: Charles Ernest Weatherburn, 1884-1974 (includes list of publications)', Journal of Australian Mathematical Society, Series A, vol. 1, 1976, pp. 1-4. Details
  • Pitman, E. J. G., 'Charles Ernest Weatherburn, Professor of Mathematics', Mathematical Scientist, vol. 6, no. 11, 1981, pp. 1-12. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.