Authorised form of nameBatchelor; George Keith (1920 - 2000)
Dates1920 - 2000
Place of birthMelbourne, Australia
Date of birth08/03/1920
Date of death30/03/2000
Research fieldTurbulence
Fluid mechanics
Melbourne University
Fellow of Trinity (1947); Founding Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University (1959-1983); instrumental in establishing the European Mechanics Committee, and chair of the Committee (1964-1987)
Australian Academy of Science
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/03/1957
Age at election37
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1986-1987
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1988
Death date from The Times, 05 April 2000; Times obituary 12 April 2000
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2002 vol 48 pp 25-41, plate, by H K Moffatt FRS
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4298
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1957/04Batchelor, George Keith: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/TGRS/8551Batchelor, George Keith1989
IM/GA/WRS/8311Batchelor, George KeithMarch 1959
RR/69/14Referee's report by Sydney Goldstein, on a paper 'Decay of vorticity in isotropic turbulence' by George Keith Batchelor and A A Townsend1946
RR/71/23Referee's report by an unnamed referee, on a paper 'The role of big eddies in homogeneous turbulence' by George Keith Batchelor[1948]
RR/70/21Referee's report by David Brunt, on a paper 'Decay of isotropic turbulence in the initial period' by George Keith Batchelor and Albert Alan Townsend1947
RR/72/18Memorandum from D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'On the spontaneous magnetic field in a conducting liquid in turbulent motion' by George Keith Batchelor to Douglas Rayner Hartree25 November 1949
RR/71/24Referee's report by Sydney Goldstein, on a paper 'Decay of turbulence in the final period' by George Keith Batchelor and Albert Alan Townsend[1948]
RR/72/19Referee's report by Oliver Graham Sutton, on a paper 'The nature of turbulent motion at large wave-numbers' by George Keith Batchelor and Albert Alan Townsend1949
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