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Biographical entry Wilton, John Raymond (1884 - 1944)

Born
2 May 1884
Belfast, Victoria, Australia
Died
12 April 1944
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

John Wilton was Professor of Mathematics, University of Adelaide 1920-1944. He had few honours students but sustained a high level of research in analysis and number theory. Wilton was highly regarded by his contemporaries.

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1903
Education - BSc (hons), University of Adelaide
1907
Education - BA, University of Cambridge
1907? - 1909
Career position - Research scientist, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
1909
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1911
Education - MA, University of Cambridge
1914
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1919 -
Career position - Elder Professor of Mathematics, University of Adelaide
1930
Education - DSc, University of Cambridge
1935
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Research Council

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • John Raymond Wilton - Records, 1919 - 1944; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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  • Sanders, H. W., 'Obituary: J. R. Wilton', Australian Journal of Science, 7 (1) (1944), 27-28. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.