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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
Occupation
Applied mathematician

Summary

Ernie Tuck has been successively Reader, Professor and Elder Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide since 1968. His research interests include fluid mechanics, ship hydrodynamics, and aerodynamics.

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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
1988
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1991 -
Career position - Elder Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1999
Award - Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science

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Journal Articles

  • Grimshaw, Roger, 'Ernest Oliver Tuck 1939-2009', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 187-201. Details

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