Person: Bath, Frederick
Frederick Bath graduated from Bristol and Cambridge and held posts at King's College London, University College Dundee, St Andrews and Edinburgh. He worked in Geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Frederick is 6 months old and was born in Islington, London.
- At the 1911 census they are still living in Bath at 17 Shaftesbury Avenue, Lower Weston, Bath.
- Fraser had the same strong influence on Bath, and he encouraged him to undertake research at Cambridge after he had graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics from Bristol.
- Bath entered King's College, Cambridge, where he undertook research with H W Richmond.
- Bath was awarded his doctorate from Cambridge for his thesis Researches In The Geometry Of Algebraic Curves And Surfaces.
- In 1924 Bath was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics in King's College, London.
- In December 1929 the University of St Andrews intimated that Dr Frederick Bath, Lecturer in Mathematics in University College, Dundee, had been appointed to a Carnegie Trust Teaching Fellowship.
- When Frederick Bath resigned his position in Dundee in 1936 on his appointment to Edinburgh University, Walter Ledermann filled the vacancy.
- Bath taught at Edinburgh from 1937 to 1945.
- Bath was a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, joining in June 1928.
- By 1940 Britain was at war with Germany and Bath undertook war service in the Department of Health for Scotland.
- Frederick Bath was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 4 March 1929, his proposers being John Edward Aloysius Steggall, Herbert Westren Turnbull, David Waterston, Herbert Stanley Allen.
- Finally we mention that Bath published On circles determined by five lines in a plane in Proc.
Born 10 September 1900, Islington, London, England. Died 2 September 1982, Dartmouth, Devon, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive