Thomas George Cowling Born: 17Jun1906 Birthplace: London, England Died: 16Jun1990 Location of death: Leeds, Yorkshire, England Cause of death: unspecified
Gender: Male Religion: Baptist Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician, Astronomer Nationality: England Executive summary: Cowling model Mathematician and astronomer Thomas George Cowling studied stellar structure, convection and radiation, kinetic theory, plasmaphysics, sunspots, and the stability of stars, and devised what is now called the Cowling model, a method for explaining energy transfer in stars. Father: George Cowling (engineer) Mother: Edith Eliza Nicholls Cowling (teacher) Wife: Doris Marjorie Moffatt Cowling (m. 24Aug1935, two daughters) Daughter: Margaret Ann Cowling Robert Daughter: Elizabeth Mary Cowling
High School: Sir George Monoux Grammar School, London, England (1923) University: Oxford University (1927) University: PhD Mathematical Astronomy, Oxford University (1930) Teacher: Mathematics, Imperial College London (193033) Teacher: Mathematics, Swansea University (193337) Teacher: Mathematics, University of Dundee (193738) Teacher: Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester (193845) Professor: Mathematics, Bangor University (194548) Professor: Mathematics, University of Leeds (194870)
Hughes Medal 1990 Bruce Medal 1985 Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 1956 International Astronomical Union Royal Astronomical Society President (196567) Royal Society 1947 Asteroid Namesake 12139 Tomcowling Heart Attack 1960 Swedish Ancestry
Author of books:
Molecules in Motion (1950) The Mathematical Theory of NonUniform Gases (1952) Magnetohydrodynamics (1957)
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