Person: Chree, Charles
Charles Chree studied in Aberdeen and Cambridge. He became Superintendent of Kew Observatory and worked on terrestrial magnetism.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Chree then went to Cambridge where he took both the Mathematical Tripos and the Natural Sciences Tripos.
 During the eight years that he held the fellowship at Cambridge Chree published around 30 papers on the mathematical theory of elasticity.
 Chree became F.R.S. in 1897; essentially for the outstanding results he had obtained on elasticity.
 Chree was awarded the James Watt medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1905 and the Hughes medal of the Royal Society in 1919.
 We mentioned above Chree's association with the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
 A number of papers written by Chree were read at meetings of the Society.
 For example at the meeting on Friday 14 May 1886, A Y Fraser submitted a paper by Charles Chree on the vibrations of a spherical or cylindrical body surrounded by or containing fluid.
 Again at the meeting on 11 February 1887, A Y Fraser submitted his paper on vortices by Chree who was at Cambridge.
 Chree remained a member of the Society for the rest of his life.
Born 5 May 1860, Lintrathen, Angus, Scotland. Died 12 August 1928, Worthing, Sussex, England.
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