D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

1860 - 1948

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D'Arcy Thompson was a Greek scholar, a naturalist and a mathematician. He was the first biomathematician. His book On Growth and Form had a great influence on both biologists and mathematicians.
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List of References (7 books/articles)

Some Quotations (4)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Walter Ledermann's memoir
  2. An extract from On Growth and Form
  3. D'Arcy Thompson's family
  4. D'Arcy Thompson on Plato and Planets
  5. D'Arcy Thompson on Greek irrationals
  6. D'Arcy Thompson knighted
  7. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson by David Raitt Robertson Burt
  8. Obituary: Edinburgh Mathematical Notes
  9. Obituary: The Times
  10. Obituary: Scotsman

Honours awarded to D'Arcy Thompson
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1885
Fellow of the Royal Society1916
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1933


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. John Casti

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