Charles Angas Hurst
Charles Angas Hurst AM DSc FAA (22 September 1923 – 19 October 2011) was an Australian mathematical physicist noted for his work in lattice models, quantum field theory, asymptotic expansions and Lie groups. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003, elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in , and awarded the Centenary Medal and an Hon DSc (Melb). His PhD was a seminal work on quantum field theory, developing asymptotic expansions for perturbation expansions. In 1952 Hurst represented Australia in the inaugural International Mathematical Union.
Hurst's work with Herbert Green on lattice problems and the Ising model led to the Free fermion field model, which contained all known properties of Fermions at the time of its publication. Hurst's work with Thirring (Thirring model) found the simplest non-linear field and is still used as a test model for perturbation theory.
- http://www.onlinetributes.com.au/Charles_Hurst Archived November 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Member of the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. 26 January 2003.
For service to science, particularly in the field of mathematical physics as an educator, researcher and administrator
- "Centenary Medal". It's an Honour. 1 January 2001.
For service to Australian society and science in mathematical physics
- "AAS-Biographical memoirs-Green". Science.org.au. Archived from the original on 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- "Home Page". American Institute of Physics. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- Hurst's mathematical genealogy
- Interviews with Scientists
- Obituary, austms.org.au
- Encyclopedia of Australian Science
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