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Biographical entry Brown, Gavin (1942 - 2010)

AO, FAA

Born
27 February 1942
Lundin Links, Fife, Scotland
Died
25 December 2010
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician and Science administrator

Summary

Gavin Brown was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney. He was an executive board member of the Australian government's Business, Industry and Higher Education Round Table and was the inaugural Chairman of the Group of Eight, comprising Australia's leading research universities. He was formerly Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science, and a former Council member of the Australian Research Council.

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1963
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at University of St Andrews, Scotland
1966
Career position - Junior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1966
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
1966 - 1975
Career position - Assistant Lecturer then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK
1967 - 1968
Career position - Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, USA
1974 - 1975
Career position - Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, USA
1975 - 1992
Career position - Chair of Pure Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
1977
Award - Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize received from the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
1979
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of York, UK
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982
Award - Australian Mathematical Society Medal received
1986
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK
1989 - 1992
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales
1992 - 1993
Career position - Member of the Australian Research Council
1992 - 1993
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Adelaide
1993 - 1994
Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science
1994 - 1996
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
26 January 2006
Award - Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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  • Anon, 'Biographical Memoir: Gavin Brown AO MA (StAnd) PhD (Newcastle, UK) HonLLD (StAnd & Dundee) FAA Corr FRSE FRSN 1942-2010', Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 144, 2011, pp. 46-7. Details

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