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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

Francis D. Murnaghan

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Dates

August 4, 1893 – March 24, 1976

Authorized Form of Name

Murnaghan, Francis D. (Francis Dominic), 1893-1976

Additional Forms of Names

Murnaghan, F. D. (Francis Dominic), 1893-1976

Biography

Abstract

Francis Murnaghan was Professor of Mathematics and Lecturer in English and Portuguese at the Center for Aeronautical Technology in Brazil (1949-1960). Other institutional affiliations included Johns Hopkins University. His research interests included electrodynamics, relativity, tensor analysis, elasticity, dynamics, aerodynamics, quantum mechanics, and celestial mechanics.

Important Dates

August 4, 1893Birth, Omagh (Northern Ireland).

1913Obtained BA in Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland).

1914Obtained MA in Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland).

1916Obtained PhD in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1916 – 1918Instructor in Mathematics, Rice Institute.

1918 – 1948Associate in Applied Mathematics (1918-1921); Associate Professor (1921-1928); and Professor (1928-1948), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1942Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1943 – 1944Professor, Brown University.

1949 – 1960Professor of Mathematics and Lecturer in English and Portuguese, Center for Aeronautical Technology, São José dos Campos (São Paulo, Brazil).

1955 – 1963Consultant, Applied Mathematics Laboratory, David W. Taylor Model Basin, United States Navy.

March 24, 1976Death, Baltimore (Md.).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

Omagh (Northern Ireland)

Undergraduate Education

Dublin (Ireland)

Graduate Education

Dublin (Ireland)

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Baltimore (Md.)

São José dos Campos (São Paulo, Brazil)

Death

Baltimore (Md.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Applied mathematics.

Celestial mechanics.

Differential equations, Partial.

Dynamics.

Elasticity.

Mathematics.

Relationships

People

Family

Murnaghan, Angela Mooney

Mother.

Murnaghan, Francis D. (Francis Dominic), 1920-2000

Son.

Murnaghan, George

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943

Co-wrote "Theoretical Mechanics; an introduction to mathematical physics."

Morley, Frank, 1860-1937

PhD advisor at Johns Hopkins University, "The Lines of Electric Force Due to a Moving Electron."

Additional

Dieke, Sally H. (Sally Harrison), 1913-1989

Ruark, Arthur Edward, 1899-

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Applied Mathematics

Professor.

Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia (Brazil)

Professor of Mathematics and Lecturer in English and Portuguese.

Johns Hopkins University. Mathematics Department

Obtained PhD (1916). Associate in Mathematics; Associate Professor; and Professor.

William M. Rice Institute

Instructor in Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National University of Ireland

Obtained BA (1913) and MA (1914) in Mathematics.

United States. Navy

Consultant, Applied Mathematics Laboratory, David W. Taylor Model Basin.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Arthur E. Ruark biographical material, 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joseph Sweetman Ames papers, 1888-1968.

Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Sally H. Dieke papers, 1886-1989.

Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Published Resources

Author

The theory of group representations.

Theoretical mechanics; an introduction to mathematical physics, [by] Joseph Sweetman Ames and Francis D. Murnaghan.

Vector analysis and the theory of relativity / by Francis D. Murnaghan.