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Biographical entry Michael, James Henry (1920 - 2001)

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Born
3 April 1920
Port Augustus, South Australia, Australia
Died
17 April 2001
Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

James Henry Michael was one of Australia's leading pure mathematicians. He had a long-term association with the University of Adelaide and was Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics there from 1973.

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1940 - 1945
Career position - Served with the 2/7 Australian Field Regiment (artillery) of the Australian Imperial Force in Australia, the Middle East and Tarakan
1950
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1952
Education - Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics completed at the University of Adelaide
1955 - 1956
Career position - Nuttfield Foundation Dominion Travelling Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK
1956 - 1957
Career position - Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow
1957
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
1958 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
1958 - 1960
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1960 - 1961
Career position - Fullbright Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor at Purdue University, USA
1961 -
Career position - Member of the American Mathematical Society
1961 - 1964
Career position - Senior Mathematics Lecturer at the University of Adelaide
1964 - 1965
Career position - Visiting Professor at Purdue University
1965 - 1967
Career position - Reader in Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1966 - 1968
Career position - Council member of the Australian Mathematical Society
1968 - 1970
Career position - Personal Chair of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1969 - 1973
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1970 -
Career position - Reader in the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Adelaide
1973 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1973 -
Career position - Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Adelaide

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Journal Articles

  • Murray, M. K. and Parrott, D., 'James Henry Michael 1920-2001', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 84-91. Details

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