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Biographical entry Robertson, Wendy (1927 - 2016)

Born
1927
Wembley Park, United Kingdom
Died
2016
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Wendy Robertson was a mathematician who was highly respected as a teacher and mentor. When her husband Alex Robertson became Professor of Mathematics at Murdoch University, she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Her research was mainly on topological vector spaces. With her husband she published a number of papers and the book Topological vector spaces (1964, 2nd ed 1973) which continues to be cited and was translated into German and Russian.

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Events

1949
Education - BA, University of Cambridge
1949 - 1951
Award - M. T. Meyer Research Studentship
1954 - 1955
Award - M. T. Meyer Research Fellowship
1955
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1973
Life event - Migrated to Western Australia with her family
1973 - 1989
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Western Australia
1989
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Praeger, Cheryl E. and Saxon, Stephen A., 'Wendy Robertson 1927 - 2016', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol. 44, no. 1, 2017, pp. 29-32. Details

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