Person: Swain, Lorna Mary
Lorna Mary Swain was a British mathematician who was one of few early female lecturers at the University of Cambridge.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Lorna Swain was educated at South Hampstead High School in London.
- Swain's mathematical interests were in fluid dynamics so, as Göttingen was out of the question, she went to Manchester to work with Horace Lamb.
- In 1920 Swain was appointed Director of Studies at Newnham College.
- In 1926 Lorna Swain was promoted to College Lecturer and she then had the opportunity to give advanced courses on hydromechanics and dynamics.
Born 22 March 1891, Hampstead, London, England. Died 8 May 1936, Cambridge, England.
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Origin England, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive