|Died||May 11, 1923 (aged 77)|
|Resting place||St Devenicks-on-the-Hill, Banchory-Devenick (Aberdeenshire)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Institutions||Marischal College, University of Aberdeen|
Life and work
Charles Niven studied mathematics at Aberdeen and was awarded a BA in 1863, and then studied at Cambridge. Charles and his older brother William D. were tutored by Edward Routh for the Mathematical Tripos. Charles became senior wrangler in 1867.
From 1880, Niven was professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen, and he was responsible for establishing the Physics Department in the Marischal College when it was founded in 1906. He retired at the end of 1922.
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