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Cherry, Thomas Macfarland (1898 - 1966)

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Born: 21 May 1898  Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 21 November 1966  Kew, Victoria, Australia.
(Sir) Thomas Macfarland Cherry was Professor of Mathematics 1929-52 and Professor of Applied Mathematics 1952-63 at the University of Melbourne. Supervised the installation and operations of the CSIRAC computer from 1956.

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Born Melbourne, 21 May 1898. Died Melbourne, 21 November 1966. Kt 1965. Educated Universities of Melbourne (BA hons 1918) and Cambridge (BA 1922, PhD 1924, ScD 1950). Australian Flying Corps 1918; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge 1923-28; professor of mathematics, pure and mixed, University of Melbourne 1929-52, professor of applied mathematics 1952-63. Lyle medal, Australian National Research Council 1951. Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Fellow, Royal Society 1954. President, Mathematics Association of Victoria 1929-34, 1946-48; foundation president, Australian Mathematical Society 1956-58; foundation president, Victorian Computer Society 1961-63; president, Australian Academy of Science 1961-64.
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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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