# Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Australia

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*The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.*- -- Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London

- -- Eric Temple Bell:

## Contents

- 1 Australia
- 1.1 Charles Ernest Weatherburn $($$\text {1884}$ – $\text {1974}$$)$
- 1.2 Edwin James George Pitman $($$\text {1897}$ – $\text {1993}$$)$
- 1.3 Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran $($$\text {1917}$ – $\text {1988}$$)$
- 1.4 Ronald Newbold Bracewell $($$\text {1921}$ – $\text {2007}$$)$
- 1.5 Gordon Elliott Wall $($$\text {b. 1925}$$)$
- 1.6 Richard Peirce Brent $($$\text {b. 1946}$$)$
- 1.7 Christopher David Godsil $($$\text {b. 1949}$$)$
- 1.8 Peter M. Higgins $($$\text {b. 1956}$$)$
- 1.9 Lily Serna $($$\text {b. 1986}$$)$

## Australia

##### Charles Ernest Weatherburn $($$\text {1884}$ – $\text {1974}$$)$

Australian mathematician best known for his work in vector analysis.
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##### Edwin James George Pitman $($$\text {1897}$ – $\text {1993}$$)$

Australian mathematician who made significant contributions to statistics and probability theory.
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##### Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran $($$\text {1917}$ – $\text {1988}$$)$

Australian statistician who established some significant results in probability.

The Moran medal was named in his honour.
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##### Ronald Newbold Bracewell $($$\text {1921}$ – $\text {2007}$$)$

Australian mathematical physicist who designed and developed microwave radar equipment, and later engaged in ionospheric research.
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##### Gordon Elliott Wall $($$\text {b. 1925}$$)$

Australian mathematician whose interests are in algebra and group theory.
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##### Richard Peirce Brent $($$\text {b. 1946}$$)$

Australian mathematician and computer scientist, whose research interests include number theory (in particular factorisation), random number generators, computer architecture, and analysis of algorithms.
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##### Christopher David Godsil $($$\text {b. 1949}$$)$

Australian mathematician, whose interests include algebraic graph theory, combinatorics and optimization.
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##### Peter M. Higgins $($$\text {b. 1956}$$)$

Australian mathematician specialising in algebraic semigroups.
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##### Lily Serna $($$\text {b. 1986}$$)$

Australian mathematician and TV presenter also known for her work as a data analyst.
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