Person: Curle, Newby
Newby Curle was an English applied mathematician who worked in fluid mechanics. He spent most of his career as a professor at St Andrews.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- His parents were Samuel Curle (1868-1937), a county court cashier, and Edith Newby (1889-1958).
- Since these obituaries give a detailed account of Newby Curle's career, we only give a few extra details here.
- After being appointed to the University of St Andrews, Newby Curle had a house built at 18 Irvine Crescent.
- On 7 March 1977, Newby Curle was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- Newby Curle was appointed to the Gregory Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of St Andrews in 1967.
- Newby Curle was the one to realise this and went out of his way to make it easy for me.
- Over more than twenty years in St Andrews Newby Curle had done much to build up teaching and research in Applied Mathematics.
Born 18 June 1930, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England. Died 27 June 1989, Lodge Farm Lane, Settle, North Yorkshire, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive