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Biographical entry Tuck, Ernest Oliver (Ernie) (1939 - 2009)

FAA, FTSE

Born
1 June 1939
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
11 March 2009
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Applied mathematician

Summary

Ernie Tuck was an applied mathematician who was internationally recognised as a leading authority on water waves, ship hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. In 1974 he was appointed to a personal chair in mathematics at the University of Adelaide, and from 1990 to 2002 was Elder Professor of Applied Mathematics. Tuck was active in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics division of Australian Mathematical Society, serving a 2-year term and President and being awarded its Medal in 1999

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1961
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1962 - 1963
Career position - Assistant Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK
1963 - 1966
Career position - Research Mathematician at the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center in Washington
1964
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Cambridge University, UK
1966 - 1967
Career position - Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, USA
1968 - 1974
Career position - Reader of Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1974 - 1990
Career position - Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1984 - 1992
Career position - Editor, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Series B (applied mathematics)
1985 - 1992
Career position - Editor, Australian applied mathematics journal
1988 - 2009
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1991 - 2002
Career position - Elder Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1993 - 1996
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Adelaide
1995 - 2009
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1999
Award - ANZIAM Medal, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics
1999
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in hydrodynamics and aerodynamics
2002
Life event - Retired
2002 - 2009
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide
2008
Career position - President, International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Adelaide

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