Person: Morrison, John Todd
John Morrison was appointed Professor of Physics at Victoria College Stellenbosch in South Africa. He did important work on the magnetic survey of South Africa.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- John Morrison began his schooling in Perthshire at Muthill F.C. School, spending seven years at this school, but attended George Watson's College, Edinburgh, for three years before matriculating at the University of Edinburgh.
- Morrison left Edinburgh University before completing his B.Sc., taking up a position in physics at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, in 1886.
- In 1901, in conjunction with John Beattie, Morrison began the study of the magnetic elements as recorded at the Cape of Good Hope, and they were led on to their magnetic survey of South Africa.
- Morrison retired in 1934.
- The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in February 1883 and Morrison was one of the founder members although he was only an Edinburgh undergraduate at the time.
- Stellenbosch University awards the John Todd Morrison Research Medal, which was donated by Mrs J T Morrison, John Todd Morrison's wife.
Born 7 February 1863, Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland. Died 24 October 1944, Stellenbosch, Cape Colony, South Africa.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive