- Michael S. Longuet-Higgins
Michael Selwyn Longuet-Higgins Born 1925
Fields Mathematics Institutions University of California, San Diego Alma mater Cambridge University
Michael Selwyn Longuet-Higgins FRS (born 1925) is a mathematician and oceanographer at Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego. He is the younger brother of H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins.
Education and career
Longuet-Higgins studied at Winchester College with Freeman Dyson from 1937 to 1941. He graduated in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1946, with a Ph.D. in geophysics in 1951. From 1969 to 1989 he served as a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Cambridge.
His research areas include both pure mathematics (projective geometry, polytopes, random functions and surfaces) and applied mathematics (fluid dynamics, microseisms, the generation of ocean waves by wind, the dynamics of bubbles, sonoluminescence, wave breaking, and steep waves).
- ^ Longuet-Higgins, M. S. (1950). "A theory of the origin of microseisms". Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 243: 1–35.
- ^ "Rhombo blocks on my pentagonal coffee table". http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/gnf/book/Booknews/rhomb.html. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
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