Article ID: CBB001211980

Horace Lamb and the Circumstances of His Appointment at Owens College (2013)

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This paper examines a succession of incidents at a critical juncture in the life of Professor Horace Lamb FRS, a highly regarded classical fluid mechanicist, who, over a period of some 35 years at Manchester, made notable contributions in research, in education and in wise administration at both national and university levels. Drawing on archived documents from the universities of Manchester and Adelaide, the article presents the unusual sequence of events that led to his removing from Adelaide, South Australia, where he had served for nine years as the Elder Professor of Mathematics, to Manchester. In 1885 he was initially appointed to the vacant Chair of Pure Mathematics at Owens College and then, in 1888, as an outcome of his proposal for rearranging professorial responsibilities, to the Beyer Professorship of Pure and Applied Mathematics.

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Authors & Contributors
Navarro Brotóns, Víctor
Rostistlavov, Dmitrii
Martin, Alexander M.
Phili, Christine
Delve, Janet
Graber, Frédéric
Journals
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Historia Mathematica
Science and Education
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Publishers
Northern Illinois University Press
Stanford University Press
Springer
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
McGill-Queen's University Press
Oregon State University
Concepts
Science education and teaching
Mathematics
Universities and colleges
Biographies
Fluid mechanics
Chemistry
People
Rostislavov, Dmitrii Ivanovich
Whewell, William
De Morgan, Augustus
Navier, Claude Louis Marie Henri
Terman, Frederick Emmons
Newton, Isaac
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
16th century
17th century
Places
Spain
Russia
Greece
Great Britain
Bologna (Italy)
Silicon Valley (California)
Institutions
Oxford University
Cambridge University
Stanford University
Università di Roma
Uniwersytet Warszawski
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