Person: Cobbe, Anne Philippa
Anne Cobb was an English mathematician who worked in algebra.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Alexander Cobbe (5 June 1870 - 29 June 1931) had a distinguished military career and, in 1920, was appointed Military Secretary to the India Office.
- At the time Anne was born, he was a Lieutenant-General but was promoted to General in 1926.
- Cobbe would have liked to continue her studies at Oxford and begin to undertake research for a doctorate.
- This Department at the Admiralty had been set up in June 1942, only a short time before Cobbe began working there.
- Cobbe began the research at Oxford that she would have started in 1942 had it not been for the war.
- Cobbe was awarded a D.Phil.
- Cobbe continued in her position as a lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall until 1955 when she returned to Somerville College where she had been a student.
- Of course, Cobbe was at Oxford during term time where she had teaching duties, but in the vacations she went to the farm where she carried out the paperwork and did the accounts.
- Let us return to the papers that Cobbe wrote.
- Taylor contacted Cobbe and together they corrected Cobbe's analysis in her first paper which contained an error.
- However, one of the tutors at Somerville was on leave for the first term of the academic year 1971-72 and Cobbe was asked if she would tutor for that term.
- Cobbe had always intended to publish her lecture notes on modules over a ring and began work on this after resigning her position in April 1971.
- She planned this in July 1971 and the two chapters that she wrote are good and lively.
Born 7 August 1920, Colworth, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, England. Died 15 December 1971, Oxford, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive