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Derek Frank Lawden

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Residence  New Zealand; England

Name  Derek Lawden
Died  February 15, 2008, Warwick, United Kingdom

Derek Frank Lawden (15 September 1919 – 15 February 2008) was a New Zealand mathematician of English descent.

Academic career

After doing mathematics at Cambridge University he served in the Royal Artillery and then lectured at the Royal Military College of Science and the College of Advanced Technology Birmingham, where he worked on rocket trajectories and space flight. In 1956 he moved to University of Canterbury as professor. In the 1960s he got a DSc from Cambridge, was appointed FRSNZ and won the Hector Medal. He return to the UK to University of Aston in 1967.

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