Brooke Benjamin

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T. Brooke Benjamin
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Brooke Benjamin
Born (1929-04-15)15 April 1929
Wallasey, England
Died 16 August 1995(1995-08-16) (aged 66)
Oxford, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Liverpool
Yale University
University of Cambridge
Known for Benjamin–Bona–Mahony equation
Benjamin–Ono equation
Benjamin–Feir instability
Scientific career
Fields Fluid dynamics
Mathematical analysis
Institutions University of Cambridge
University of Essex
University of Oxford
Doctoral students

Howell Peregrine (Cambridge) Bill Pritchard (Cambridge) Grant Keady (Cambridge) John Dwyer (Essex) Deb Bose (Essex) Alan Champneys (Oxford) James Graham-Eagle (Oxford) Mark Groves (Oxford) Ming Li (Oxford) John Maddocks (Oxford)

Joseph Pitt-Francis (Oxford)

Thomas Brooke Benjamin, FRS[1] (15 April 1929 – 16 August 1995) was an English mathematical physicist and mathematician, best known for his work in mathematical analysis and fluid mechanics, especially in applications of nonlinear differential equations.[2] Benjamin was awarded a doctorate degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1955.[3][4]

From 1979 until his death in 1995 he was Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford.[5]

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  1. ^ Hunt, J. C. R. (2003). "Thomas Brooke Benjamin. 15 April 1929 – 16 August 1995 Elected FRS 1966". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 49: 39–67. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2003.0003. 
  2. ^ Hunt, J. C. R. (2006). "Nonlinear and Wave Theory Contributions of T. Brooke Benjamin (1929–1995)". Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 38: 1–25. Bibcode:2006AnRFM..38....1H. doi:10.1146/annurev.fluid.38.050304.092028. 
  3. ^ Brooke Benjamin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Brooke Benjamin", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .
  5. ^ Longuet-Higgins, M. S. (2004). "Benjamin, (Thomas) Brooke". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 

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