Duncan MacLaren Young Sommerville

1879 - 1934

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Duncan Sommerville studied at St Andrews and then had a post as a lecturer there. He left to become Professor of Pure and Applied mathematics at Victoria College, Wellington New Zealand. He worked on non-Euclidean geometry and the History of Mathematics. He became President of the EMS in 1911.
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List of References (4 books/articles)

A Poster of Duncan Sommerville

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
  2. Sommerville's Geometry of n dimensions
  3. Obituary: EMS Proceedings

Honours awarded to Duncan Sommerville
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EMS President1911
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1911


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