Person: Timms, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Timms studied at Leeds and Cambridge and then took up a post at St Andrews. During World War II he served at Bletchley Park and Cheltenham and joined the Foreign Office afterwards.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Geoffrey Timms was an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, graduating with First Class honours in mathematics in 1925.
- Timms then went to Cambridge where his doctoral work was supervised by H F Baker.
- After being awarded a Ph.D. in 1928 Timms was appointed as Assistant in H W Turnbull's department in St Andrews in October 1929.
- Timms remained at St Andrews being appointed as a Lecturer in Mathematics in 1935.
- Timms retained his post in St Andrews until September 1945 when he resigned, deciding to remain with the Foreign Office for the rest of his career.
- From February 1929, before taking up his position as an assistant in St Andrews, Timms joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
- As an example of Timms' papers, he published On the highest space in which a non-ruled surface of given order can lie in 1940.
Born 16 February 1903, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Died 2 December 1982, Auckland, New Zealand.
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