Person: Kelly (2), Gregory Maxwell
Gregory Maxwell Kelly was an Australian mathematician who worked in category theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Kelly then went to the University of Cambridge in England where first he studied for a B.A. which was awarded in 1953, then remained at Cambridge to undertake research in mathematics.
- Kelly's first paper Single-space axioms for homology theory was based on the work of his doctoral thesis and published in 1959.
- In it the authors give an excellent summary of Kelly's mathematics contributions.
- This all culminated in the meticulous Eilenberg-Kelly contribution to the 1965 LaJolla Conference whose Proceedings many of us see as representative of category theory reaching maturity as a subject in its own right.
- We should also single out for mention the important book Basic concepts of enriched category theory which Kelly published in 1982.
Born 5 June 1930, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia. Died 26 January 2007, Sydney, Australia.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive