Moyal, Jose Enrique (1910-1998)

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Mathematician; Engineer
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Jose Moyal, an engineer with de Havilland, England during World War II, was Reader, Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) 1957-1964 and later Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University 1972-1977. He also worked in England and the USA.

José Moyal completed his tertiary studies at Cambridge and in France, and worked for the Ministère de l'Air during the early years of World War II. He escaped to England through Bordeaux when the Germans entered Paris. Until he came to Australia in 1954, Moyal worked at the de Havilland aircraft factory and held academic positions at Queen's University, Belfast, the University of Manchester, and in the United States. In 1958 Moyal was appointed Reader in the Department of Statistics at A.N.U. and in 1972 he became Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University. His early research was in the properties of rubber and rubber-like materials, and in mathematical physics including quantum theory. He was the originator of the 'Moyal bracket' in quantum mechanics. Moyal's main research was the theory of stochastic processes and its application to physical problems such as neutron diffusion and multiplication, and cascades. He published several influential papers concerned with discontinuous Markov processes and theories of population processes.

  • Career position - Visiting Readership in Theoretical Physics, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Reader, Department of Statistics, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University (ANU)
  • Career position - Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, National Atomic Energy Commission, Illinois, United States of America
  • Career position - Professor of Mathematics, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Award - Honorary DSc. Australian National University (ANU)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) Australian National University (1946 - )

    <p>Jose Moyal was a Reader in the Department of Statistics at the Institute of Advanced Studies based at the Australian National University (ANU) from 1958 until 1964. In 1977 the ANU awarded Jose Moyal an Honorary Doctorate in Science.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Macquarie University (1964 - )

    <p>Jose Moyal was a Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University from 1972 until 1977.</p>

  • (Person) Moyal, Ann (1926 - )

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Moyal, Jose Enrique
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Maverick Mathematician: the Life and Science of J. E. Moyal
    Moyal, Ann
    Published: ANU E Press, Canberra, 2006
  3. José Enrique Moyal
    Gani, J.
    Published: 1998
    Series: Journal of Applied Probability, 35, 4, 1012-7
  4. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. Papers of José Moyal
    Moyal, J. E. (José Enrique), 1910-1998
    [ Unpublished : 1944-1964 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Professor Joe Moyal
    Photographer: ANU Photographic Services
    [ Photograph : 1998-2019 ]
    At ANU Inst Rep
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