Talk:Maurice Wilkes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Science and Academia (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the science and academia work group.
 
WikiProject Physics / Biographies  (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Physics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Physics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
This article is supported by Biographies Taskforce.
 
WikiProject Computer science  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Computer science, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Computer science related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject University of Cambridge  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of the University of Cambridge Wikiproject, an attempt to improve articles relating to the University of Cambridge, and to standardize and extend the coverage of the University in the encyclopedia. If you would like to participate, you can help us by editing the article attached to this notice, or you could visit the project page, where you can join the project, learn more about it, see what needs to be done, or contribute to the discussion.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 

Ph.D. supervisor[edit]

I presume J. A. Ratcliffe was Wilkes Ph.D supervisor? Linuxlad 23:11, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

FREng[edit]

I've no idea whether there are any formal rules, but I get the impression that an FRS conveys such eminence that holders do not usually list other professional degrees or qualifications as post-nominal abbreviations.—Mhkay (talk) 23:42, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Place of death[edit]

The article currently states that Wilkes died in Cambridge, but I can't find any reference to this information in the currently available search results in Google News (http://news.google.com/). In fact, short of an actual obituary, his date of death isn't even certain. Citations, anyone?—QuicksilverT @ 19:18, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Titles and honorifics[edit]

Formally, Wilkes would have been 'Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes, etc.'. If I understand WP:NAME properly, 'Sir' is allowed in the first line but not professor. To get round this, I've moved all the styles to later in the first paragraph. Can anyone think of a better way to do this? -Parsonscat (talk) 08:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)