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Prof. George Chrystal

Nature volume 88, pages 4749 (09 November 1911) | Download Citation

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THE lamented death of Prof. George Chrystal, of Edinburgh University, removes an outstanding personality in academic and educational circles. Aberdeen and Cambridge claim him as a distinguished alumnus. In 1875 he was bracketed with Prof. Burnside as Second Wrangler and First Smith's Prizeman. Even then he showed his leaning towards applied rather than pure mathematics; for Prof. TaiL who was. one of the examiners, used to say that Chrystal excelled all the others in the way in which he solved physical problems.

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