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Biographical entry Robertson, Alexander Provan (Alex) (1925 - 1995)

Born
16 June 1925
Glasgow, Scotland
Died
31 January 1995
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

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Alex Robertson was foundation Professor of Mathematics at Murdoch University, Western Australia, from 1973 to 1990, and had an important role in the formation of the University. Prior to his appointment he was at the university of Glasgow and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Keele, United Kingdom. Robertson's research centred on topological vector spaces. He published several key papers and, with his wife Wendy Robertson, also a mathematician, the influential Topological vector spaces (1964, 2nd ed, 1973).

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1946
Education - MA, Glasgow University
1969
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia
1969 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Mathematics, University of Keele, United Kingdom
1973
Life event - Migrated to Western Australia with his family
1973 - 1990
Career position - Foundation Professor of Mathematics, Murdoch University
1973 - 1995
Career position - Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
1973 - 1995
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
1990
Life event - Retired
1990 - 1995
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Murdoch University

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