Person: Smeal, Glenny
Glenny Smeal studied at Melbourne University and Imperial College London. After some time in Edinburgh he moved to a post in Statistical Methods and Computation at Leeds.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Smeal's studies at Imperial College were financed by a 1851 Exhibition Scholarship from 1912 to 1914.
- In 1914 Smeal was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Smeal's letter of resignation was put to the Court of Edinburgh University on 25 April 1921.
- Edinburgh University appointed George Robinson as Smeal's successor at Edinburgh.
- From 1925 to 1946 Smeal was a Lecturer in Statistical Method and Computation at the University of Leeds.
- Smeal joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in December 1914 soon after his appointment as an Assistant at Edinburgh.
- We note that Smeal corresponded with R A Fisher after moving to Leeds.
- Fisher's papers contain 24 letters and notes, with tables and copies of printed examination papers in statistics, sent by Smeal to Fisher between December 1925 and March 1928.
- Among Smeals' publications are (with Ernest Frederick John Love) The psychrometric formula (1911), (with S Brodetsky) On Graeffe's method for complex roots of algebraic equations (1924) and The equations of the gravitational field in orthogonal coordinates (1926).
Born 13 February 1890, Ararat, Victoria, Australia. Died 24 February 1974, Wandsworth, London, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive