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Thomas Murray MacRobert

Biography of Thomas Murray MacRobert

Thomas Murray MacRobert
Thomas Murray MacRobert

Thomas Murray MacRobert (1884-1962) was a graduate of the University, a Euing Fellow, Ferguson Scholar and William Jack Prizeman who was Professor of Mathematics, 1927 to 1954. He was awarded an LLD in 1955 and he was Dean of Faculties from 1958 to 1961.

Born in Ayrshire, MacRobert studied at the University (MA, 1905) and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He returned to Glasgow in 1910 as a lecturer and then as Professor, leaving only to serve as a Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. He won international recognition for his research in a number of fields, most particularly on the hypergeometric function and for his discovery of the E-function. He was a founder member of the Glasgow Mathematical Association.

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Thomas Murray MacRobert
Mathematician

Born 4 April 1884, Dreghorn, Scotland.
Died 1 November 1962.
University Link: Alumnus, Dean of Faculties, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: LLD, 1955; MA, 1905;
Occupation categories: mathematicians
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Record last updated: 15th Aug 2008

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Thomas Murray MacRobert is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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