Richardson, Roger Wolcott

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Richardson, Roger Wolcott

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1930 - 1993


Professor Roger Wolcott Richardson was born on 30 May 1930 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated with the degree of BSc, majoring in physics, from Louisiana State University in 1951 and was then conscripted into the US Air Force. In 1958 he completed his PhD studies in geometry and topology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and accepted an Instructorship at Princeton University, 1958-1960. He was Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle 1960-1963, Associate Professor 1963-1967, Professor 1967-1972, Professor of Mathematics, University of Durham, UK 1972-1977. In 1977 he was appointed a Professorial Fellow in Mathematics at the Australian National University and in 1992, Chair in Mathematics. Richardson died on 17 June 1993.


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Entered from deposit description on 29 May 2012




Lehrer, G. I (1997). Roger Wolcott Richardson 1930/1993. In Historical Records of Australian Science. 11 (4), 551-562, (accessed on 29 May 2012)
Encyclopedia of Australian Science, (accessed on 29 May 2012)

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