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Authorised form of nameHirst; Thomas Archer (1830 - 1892); Mathematician
SurnameHirst
ForenamesThomas Archer
Dates1830 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England (22 April 1830)
Death:
7 Oxford and Cambridge Mansions, London (16 February 1892)
Burial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Education:
PhD (Marburg)
Career:
Articled to a land surveyor, Halifax (1846); met John Tyndall and followed him to Marburg; teacher, Queenwood College, Hampshire (1853); resigned due to ill health (1856); studied in Paris; Mathematical Master, University College School, London (1860); Professor of Physics, University College, London (1865); Professor of Pure Mathematics, University College, London (1866-1870); Director of Naval Studies, Greenwich (1873-1883)
Memberships:
FRAS (1866); Philosophical Society of Halle; Philosophical Society of Marburg
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1861
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1883
Council:
VP 1872-1873, 1880-1882
RelationshipsYoungest son of Thomas Hirst, wool stapler, and his wife (Miss) Oates; married (1854) Anna, daughter of Samuel Martin of Langhorne, County Down (she died 1857)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1892-1893 vol 52 pp xii-xiv signed by A R F, includes memoranda concerning Dr Hirst pp xiv-xviii signed by J T
References:
I M James, 'James Joseph Sylvester, FRS (1814-1897)' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 247-261
Roy M MacLeod, 'The X-Club: A Social Network of Science in Late-Victorian England' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 305-322
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/311114939
Royal Society codeNA8240
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/002125Hirst, Thomas Archernd
AP/36/20On the existence of a Magnetic Medium10 April 1855
NLB/7/357Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Tyndall, Fellow of the Royal Society27 January 1893
NLB/8/1149Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons7 March 1894
NLB/7/147Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 December 1892
RR/4/147Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the theory of the polyedra' by Thomas Penynton Kirkman23 June 1861
RR/5/119Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the volumes of pedal surfaces' by Thomas Archer Hirst1 April 1863
RR/7/84Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the problem of the in-and-circumscribed triangle' by Arthur Cayley22 February 1871
RR/4/252Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode28 February 1862
RR/5/120Referee's report by John Couch Adams, on a paper 'On the volumes of pedal surfaces' by Thomas Archer Hirst[1863]
RR/7/15Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'A memoir on abstract geometry' by Arthur Cayley14 February 1870
RR/9/69Letter from Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On a class of invariants' by John Christian Malet to the Secretary of the Royal Society25 February 1882
RR/6/189Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the impact of compressible bodies, considered with reference to the theory of pressure' by R Moon5 October 1868
RR/6/274Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the orders and genera of ternary quadratic forms' by Henry John Stephen Smith14 March 1867
RR/5/69Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis16 September 1865
RR/4/187Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst , on a paper 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions - Second memoir' by Charles Watkins Merrifield5 July 1862
RR/7/39Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons19 May 1870
RR/7/36Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons23 April 1870
MS/427/306Note of a letter [from George Gabriel Stokes, Secretary of] the Royal Society; to Sir Henry [Frederick] Ponsonby K.C.B1 November 1883
RR/5/45Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the sextactic points of a plane curve' by Arthur Cayley8 February 1865
EC/1861/05Hirst, Thomas Archer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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