Person: Moir, Margaret Barr


Margaret Barr Moir was a Scottish mathematical physicist who became a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Western Australia in Perth. She may be the first woman appointed as a university lecturer in mathematics in Australia. She lost her job after the University had to make substantial cut-backs following the Great Depression.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 7 July 1883, Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland. Died 25 March 1975, South Croydon, London, England.

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Origin Scotland, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive