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Biographical entry Thompson, Colin John (1941 - )

Born
5 April 1941
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Colin John Thompson has been Professor of Mathematics, University of Melbourne since 1972. His research interests include statistical mechanics, phase transitions, dynamical systems, and chaos.

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Born Sydney, 5 April 1941. Educated University of New South Wales (BSc 1962, PhD 1964). Teaching Fellow, Applied Mathematics Department, University of New South Wales 1962-64; Research Associate, Physics Department, The University of California San Diego 1964-65; Research Associate, Mathematics Department, The Rockefeller University 1965-66; Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Applied Mathematics Department, University of New South Wales 1966-68; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1968-69; Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1969-72; Professor of Mathematics, University of Melbourne 1972- . Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1995.

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