Biography of George Gibson
George Alexander Gibson (1858-1930) was Professor of Mathematics at the University from 1909 to 1927. He was awarded an LLD in 1927. The Gibson Lectureship in the History of Mathematics was founded in 1927 from funds raised by his friends, and provides for periodic lectures.
Born in Glasgow, Gibson graduated with an Ordinary MA from the University in 1881 and gained a Euing Fellowship in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. He became Assistant to the Professor of Mathematics in 1883 and then a lecturer. He was Professor of Mathematics at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College from 1895 until he was appointed to the University Chair in 1909.
Gibson was a respected mathematician who wrote several text books and was recognised as a leading historian of the development of his discipline.
Born 19 April 1858.
Died 1 April 1930.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate, Honorary Graduate, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1881; LLD, 1927;
Occupation categories: historians; mathematicians
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Record last updated: 20th Jul 2016