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Biographical entry Batchelor, George Keith (1920 - 2000)

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Born
8 March 1920
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
30 March 2000
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

George Keith Bachelor was Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge from 1964-83, after previously working there from 1948-64 as Lecturer and then Reader. He had previously been Research Officer, CSIR, Division of Aeronautics, Melbourne, 1941-44.

Details

Born 8 March 1920. Died 30 March 2000. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc, MSc), University of Cambridge (PhD). Research Officer, CSIR, Division of Aeronautics, Melbourne, 1941-44; Lecturer, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1948-59; Reader in Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge, 1959-64; Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 1959-83; Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1964-83. Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge. Adams Prize, University of Cambridge, 1951, Agostinelli Prize, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1986, Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1988, Royal Medal, Royal Society, 1988, Corresponding Member, Australian Academy of Science, 1989.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Moffatt, H. K., 'George Keith Batchelor, 1920-2000', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.