Person: Gillespie, Robert Pollock
Robert Gillespie studied at Glasgow and Cambridge and then lectured at Glasgow University. His main interests were in analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Robert was educated first at Johnstone Primary School and then at Johnstone High School.
- Gillespie was appointed as an assistant in the department of Mathematics at Glasgow University in 1929 and three years later was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
- Robert Gillespie was a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, joining in December 1925 when he was a research student at Cambridge, although the address he gave was that of his parents: Ashcot, Kilbarchan Road, Johnstone.
- He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 6 March 1933, his proposers being Thomas Murray MacRobert, Neil McArthur, Richard Alexander Robb, William Arthur.
- An obituary, written by Robert A Rankin, appears in the Royal Society of Edinburgh Year Book 1978, pages 31-32.
- In this RSE obituary Gillespie's books Integration (Edinburgh, 1939) and Partial Differentiation (Edinburgh, 1951), both published in Oliver & Boyd's series of university mathematical texts, are mentioned.
Born 21 November 1903, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Died 1 January 1977, Edzell, Angus, Scotland.
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