21 September 1917
|Died||6 October 1968
|Alma mater||Manchester University|
|Thesis||Three Problems in Theoretical Physics|
|Known for||Crank-Nicolson method|
She was born Phyllis Lockett in Macclesfield and went to Stockport High School for Girls. She graduated from Manchester University with a B.Sc. in 1938, M.Sc. in 1939 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1946. She was a research student from 1945-46 and research fellow from 1946-49 at Girton College, Cambridge. She married Malcolm Nicolson, also a physicist, in 1942; after his accidental death in 1951 she was appointed to take over his lectureship in Physics at Leeds University. In 1955, she married physicist Malcolm McCaig. She died from cancer in 1968 in Sheffield.
- "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Phyllis Nicolson".
- "https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39486/page/1373/data.pdf" (PDF). External link in
- "Nicolson biography".
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