# Biographical entry Bryce, Robert Aitken (Bob) (1940 - 2017)

- Born
- 16 November 1940

Ipswich, Queensland, Australia - Died
- 26 January 2017

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia - Occupation
- Mathematician

### Summary

Bob Bryce was a mathematician whose research was on the structure and representation theory of finite groups. He became known through the Bryce-Cossey Theorem on subgroup closed Fitting formations of finite soluble groups. For over 40 years he was on the staff of the Department of Mathematics at the Australian National University, and served a term as Head of the Department. He was interested in the history of mathematics, particularly group theory.

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#### Events

- 1967 - 1970
- Career position - Research Fellow in Mathematics, Australian National University
- 1970 - 1983
- Career position - Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, Australian National University
- 1983 - 2003
- Career position - Reader in Mathematics, Australian National University
- 1993
- Award - Bernhard H. Neumann Award, Australian Mathematics Trust
- 2003
- Life event - Retired
- 2003 - 2017
- Career position - Visiting Fellow, Mathematics Science Institute, Australian National University

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### Published resources

#### Journal Articles

- Cossey, John, 'Robert Aitken Bryce 16 November 1940 to 26 January 2017',
*Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society*, vol. 44, no. 4, 2017, pp. 222-4. Details

Helen Cohn

Created: 13 March 2018, Last modified: 3 July 2018