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Authorised form of nameSneddon; Ian Naismith (1919 - 2000)
SurnameSneddon
ForenamesIan Naismith
Dates1919 - 2000
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Glasgow, Scotland (08 December 1919)
Death:
Glasgow (04 November 2000)
ActivityResearch Field:
MAthem
Education:
Hyndland Secondary School; Glasgow University (graduated 1940); Cambridge University (Tripos Part II, 1942); DSc (1948, Glasgow University)
Career:
Scientific Officer, Ministry of Supply (1942-1945); Staff, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge; Staff, Armament and Development Establishment, Fort Halstead, Kent (1945?), where he met Professor N F Mott (FRS 1936); Research Fellow, Bristol University (1945); Lecturer, Natural Philosophy, Glasgow University (1946-1950); first Professor of Mathematics, University College of North Staffordshire (later Keele University) (1950-1956); Simson Professor, Glasgow University (1956-1985); Dean of Faculty of Science (1970-1972); Senate Assessor, University Court (1973-1977); President, Scottish-Polish Cultural Association (for 14 years); member, Council on Scientific Research and Development; on the board of Scottish Opera (for 20 years); on the board of the Scottish National Orchestra; Chariman, BBC Scottish Music Advisory Committee; on the board of Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow (until 1997)
Honours:
OBE 1969
Memberships:
FRSE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
17/03/1983
RelationshipsMarried (1943) Mary Macgregor; two sons, one daughter
SourcesSources:
Obituary, Independent Review (27/11/2000)
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2002 vol 48 pp 417-437, plate, by P Chadwick FRS
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/109055216
Royal Society codeNA4952
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1983/33Sneddon, Ian Naismith: certificate of election to the Royal Society1978
RR/69/296Referee's report by George Barker Jeffery, on a paper 'The distribution of stress in the neighbourhood of a crack in an elastic solid' by Ian Naismith Sneddon11 January 1946
RR/69/297Referee's report by Richard Vynne Southwell, on a paper 'The distribution of stress in the neighbourhood of a crack in an elastic solid' by Ian Naismith Sneddon8 November 1945
RR/70/111Referee's report by Rudolph Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'The binding energies of very light nuclei' by Herbert Fröhlich, Kun Huang and Ian Naismith Sneddon to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society1947
RR/70/109Letter from Rudolph Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'The binding energies of very light nuclei' by Herbert Fröhlich, Kun Huang and Ian Naismith Sneddon to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society7 March 1947
RR/70/110Letter from Rudolph Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'The binding energies of very light nuclei' by Herbert Fröhlich, Kun Huang and Ian Naismith Sneddon to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society1 March 1947
RR/70/223Letter from Rudolph Ernst Peirels, on a paper 'The excitation of nuclei by electrons' by Ian Naismith Sneddon and B F Touschek to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society1 January 1946
RR/70/224Referee's report by Rudolph Ernst Peirels, on a paper 'The excitation of nuclei by electrons' by Ian Naismith Sneddon and B F Touschek1947
IM/GA/JGRS/8302Sneddon, Ian Naismith1983
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