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

16 November 1940
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
26 January 2017
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


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.



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
Award - Bernhard H. Neumann Award, Australian Mathematics Trust
Life event - Retired
2003 - 2017
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Mathematics Science Institute, Australian National University

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  • Cossey, John, 'Robert Aitken Bryce 16 November 1940 to 26 January 2017', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, 44 (4) (2017), 222-4. Details


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