Brown, Gavin (1942-2008)

Also known as
Brown, G. (Gavin) (1942-2010)
Brown, Gavin, (AO, FAA) (1942-2010)
Brown, Gavin (1942-2010)
Field of activity
Mathematician; Science administrator; vice-chancellor of University of Sydney
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35211933
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-867327

Biographies

Gavin Brown was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney. He was an executive board member of the Australian government's Business, Industry and Higher Education Round Table and was the inaugural Chairman of the Group of Eight, comprising Australia's leading research universities. He was formerly Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science, and a former Council member of the Australian Research Council.

  • Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Career position - Junior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • Career position - Assistant Lecturer then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK
  • Career position - Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, USA
  • Career position - Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, USA
  • Career position - Chair of Pure Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
  • Award - Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize received from the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of York, UK
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Australian Mathematical Society Medal received
  • Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Member of the Australian Research Council
  • Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Gavin Brown, with his imposing frame, Scottish brogue and right eye shut permanently for years because of a viral infection, became a dominant figure at the University of Sydney, where he was vice-chancellor...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Brown, Gavin
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Biographical Memoir: Gavin Brown AO MA (StAnd) PhD (Newcastle, UK) HonLLD (StAnd & Dundee) FAA Corr FRSE FRSN 1942-2010
    Anon
    Published: 2011
    Series: Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 144, 46-7
  3. McCallum, Norman Elliott White (1915-1976), Forensic Scientist
    Brown, Gavin
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 163

Resources by Gavin Brown (10)

  1. 2000 and beyond - the university of the future : inaugural address / Gavin Brown
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,427.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,427.055)

  2. Obiter dicta : a collection of editorials / written by Gavin Brown
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-
    [ Book : 2008 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Obiter dicta : a collection of editorials / written by Gavin Brown
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26,800.088)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26,800.088)

  3. Group measure space construction / by Gavin Brown
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Article : 1984 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,520.451)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,520.451)

  4. Normality with respect to matrices / G. Brown and W. Moran
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,412.107)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,412.107)

  5. A class of positive trigonometric sums II / Gavin Brown & David C. Wilson
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At 3 libraries
    A class of positive trigonometric sums II / Gavin Brown & David C. Wilson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,740.826)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,740.826)

  6. The Raikov convolution measure algebra / Gavin Brown and William Moran
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 3 libraries
    The Raikov convolution measure algebra / Gavin Brown and William Moran
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,671.895)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,671.895)

  7. Schmidt's conjectures on normality for community matrices / G. Brown and W. Moran
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At National Library
    Schmidt's conjectures on normality for community matrices / G. Brown and W. Moran
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,665.941)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,665.941)

  8. Dichotomy theorems for G-measures / G. Brown and A.H. Dooley
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Dichotomy theorems for G-measures / G. Brown and A.H. Dooley
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,573.83)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,573.83)

  9. On G-measures and product measures / by G. Brown and A.H. Dooley
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Article : 1996 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,508.469)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,508.469)

  10. On the Krieger-Araki-Woods rates net / G. Brown, A.H. Dooley and J. Lake
    Brown, Gavin, 1942-2010
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
    On the Krieger-Araki-Woods rates net / G. Brown, A.H. Dooley and J. Lake
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17,175.625)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17,175.625)

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2011-01-14 13:57:46.0

The Australian, 12 January 2011, p.22
"Canny Scot invigorated Sydney Uni."
"In 1996 he was appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney, at a time when it was decline. He guided the university over 12 years from a very low ranking on international scales to a significant position once more, and from a low to a top ranking among Australia's Group of 8 leading universities. he oversaw a sixfold increase in research income, a far greater increase than that of any other sandstone university, and was responsible for the largest capital works program at any university. "
"Brown had gravitas, but it was leavened with a wonderful Scottish sense of humour. He had a first-rate analytical mind. This is evident in his appointment to the chair of pure mathematics at 34, the Australian Mathematical Society Medal he was awarded at 40 and his election to the Australian Academy of Science at 39. The last of his more than 135 papers, principally in the areas of algebraic geometry, measure theory and harmonic analysis, was published last year on the subject Symmetric cantor Measure, Coin-Tossing and Sum Sets."
"It was an inspiration to scholars in the universities he led to know that he was engaged in research, with his own ARC grants and PhD students - and also to know, as one dean of science recently remarked, that he was probably the cleverest person on campus. Brown had an uncanny ability to back unconventional people and projects that became successful..."
"Brown was a great university man who could not have achieved what he did without the loving support of his first wife, Barbara, whose tragic death in 2001 nearly felled him, and from his second wife Diane. he is survived by Diane, his children Janet and Colin, and stepchildren Benjamin and Oliver."

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    Artist; ; Sound Artist
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  2. Brown, A. G., (Antony Gavin) (1958-)
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  1. Winifred Atwell welcomed by Maoris ...
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  1. M'GAVIN v. BROWN.
    Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954) Tuesday 14 May 1929 p 9 Article
    ... M'GAVIN v., BROWN. 'On. Febi-uary 15 last, "the P.M., Mr. M. Gallagher, heard an action in which ... Walter M'Gavin, of Alligator Ci eek, proceeded against Edward Marsh Brown for £100 damages for .alleged ... 89 words
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  2. Gavin Brown wins medal
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 2 July 1989 p 13 Article
    ... Gavin Brown wins medal MELBOURNE: Collingwood wingman Gavin Brown was awarded the E. J. Whitten ... match at the MCG. Brown collected 12 kicks and 17 handballs to be a runaway winner of the medal, which ... 116 words
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  3. GAVIN G. BROWN’S ESTATE.
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    ... GAVIN G. BROWN'S T38TATE. The estate of Gavin G. Brown, sharebroker, who reoently died, has been ... 28 words
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  1. RE will of EDITH GILLIES GAVIN BROWN, formerly
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    ... Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-1938, and Trustee Act, 1925-1942, The Trustees Executors and ... RE will of EDITH GILLIES GAVIN BROWN, formerly of Double Bay, but late of Bowral, in the State ot ... 173 words
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  2. STONY CREEK.—Impounded at Stony Creek, on the 29th day of June, 1880, from Pine Ridge, by D. Gavin;
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 13 July 1880 [Issue No.271] p 3541

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    ... . Gavin • re advertised:— Bay draught mare, blaze in face, off hind foot; white, saddle and collar marked ... , W Dowel: — Bliek or brown mare, TP near shoulder (the p blotched), saddle-marked, aged, 14 hand*. If ... 94 words
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  3. STONY CREEK.—Impounded at Stony Creek, on the 5th day of August, 188, from Pine Ridge, by D. Gavin:—
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 13 August 1880 [Issue No.328] p 4181

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ). Gavin :— Brown or dark-bay raare, hind feet little -white, P J C near shoulder, A.RK off shoulder, sore ... indistinct brand near shoulder, hobblemarked, 8 years, 14£ hands. Brown mare, draught, black points, it J ... 156 words
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  1. Radio interview with Gavin Brown / Interviewer: Frank Heney
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    [ Sound : 1993 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Victoria announces plans to cash in on brown coal reserves
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  3. Magpie milestones, 1966 : a decade of highlights : Brown, Crosisca, McGuane, Richardson
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    [ Video : 1996 ]
    At Libraries ACT
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  4. Just like you / words and music by Three Days Grace and Gavin Brown
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    [ Printed music : 2003 ]
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  2. One in a hundred : the AFL Centenary diaries of Gavin Brown, Wayne Carey, James Hird, Glen Jakovich and Tony Modra
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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    One in a hundred : the AFL Centenary diaries of Gavin Brown, Wayne Carey, James Hird, Glen Jakovich and Tony Modra
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 535.91)

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  3. Collingwood forever / Gavin Brown
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    [ Book : 1997 ]
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    Collingwood forever / Gavin Brown
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  4. Lumia : art, light, motion : the art of Kuuki (Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade)
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    [ Book, Government publication : 2011 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 335.638)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 335.638)

  1. Brown, Gavin
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  2. [Gavin Brown : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
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  3. [Gavin Brown : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  1. The Brown version [Profile of Gavin Brown, vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney]
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  2. Biographical memoir: Gavin Brown 1942-2010: [Obituary: Professor Gavin Brown, the former Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, and a strong supporter of the Royal Society of NSW]
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    Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales
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  3. ASIC claims scalp as Brown found guilty.(Australian Securities & Investments Commission)(Gavin Williams Brown)(Brief Article)
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    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  4. The Red Page GAVIN CASEY’S STORIES. (10 June 1942)
    The bulletin.
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  3. DISABLED SOLDIERS' POTTERY INDUSTRIES
    DISABLED SOLDIERS' POTTERY INDUSTRIES
    Created by KEVING., 131 items.

    Originally the Pottery was a part of the Red Cross Industries here in Sydney, N.S.W.. In 1916 the mission of Red Cross Industries was expressed in the press as being twofold: "first, to train women to...

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