John Greenlees Semple

1904 - 1985

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John Semple studied at Queen's University Belfast and Cambridge. He held a post in Edinburgh for a year before becoming Professor of Pure Mathematics at Queen's College Belfast. He moved to King's College London where he spent the rest of his career. His most important work was in Algebraic geometry.
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  1. Semple and Kneebone's geometry
  2. Obituary: The Times

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