Person: Robb, Richard Alexander
Richard Robb studied at Glasgow and Michigan universities. Most of his career was spent at Glasgow University lecturing on Mathematics and Statistics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- A Commonwealth Fund Fellowship allowed Robb to study for a Master's Degree in astronomy at the University of Michigan from 1926 to 1928.
- Robb held his lecturership in Mathematics until 1944 when, remaining at Glasgow University, he was appointed as Mitchell Lecturer in Statistics.
- It was not only as a mathematician that Robb excelled for he was also a world class athlete.
- Robb was a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, joining in February 1925.
Born 7 September 1901, Glasgow, Scotland. Died 22 March 1977, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
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Astronomy, Origin Scotland
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive