Gregory Maxwell Kelly 1930-2007

Ross Street*

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    Gregory Maxwell ('Max') Kelly (1930-2007) was educated at the University of Sydney (BSc 1951 with First Class Honours, University Medal for Mathematics, Barker Prize, and James King of Irrawang Travelling Scholarship) and the University of Cambridge (BA 1953 with First Class Honours and two Wright's Prizes; Rayleigh Prize, 1955; PhD 1957). He returned to Australia as Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney in 1957, became Senior Lecturer in 1961 and Reader in 1965. He was appointed Professor of Pure Mathematics first at the University of New South Wales in 1967 then at the University of Sydney in 1973, becoming Professor Emeritus in 1994. He introduced the mathematical discipline of category theory to Australia and continued active and influential research in the subject until the day of his death.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-251
    Number of pages15
    JournalHistorical Records of Australian Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


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