Fonds UAA Fonds 0310 - Ernest Sydney Keeping fonds

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Ernest Sydney Keeping fonds

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UAA Fonds 0310

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0.42 m of multi media

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(1895 - 1984)

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Mathematician, Physicist, 1895-1984. Frank Keeping came to the University of Alberta in 1929 as an assistant professor of mathematics. He served as the head of the Department of Mathematics from 1954 to 1961. He retired in 1971 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1972. Trained as a physicist, his scholarly interests included astronomy, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics; in the latter field he was a national authority. Among his publications were histories of the Department of Mathematics and of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Edmonton Branch. He was the first curator of the University's art collection, and with his wife, Dr. Silver Keeping, was an active supporter of the theatre and musical groups of Edmonton.

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Accession consists of records pertaining to Ernest Keeping.

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Created by MMCFARLANE 2-4-2008. Updated by XGVIEWS 2-8-2008. Updated by M.Fraser on 7 April 2020.

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