Archibald James Macintyre

A.J. Macintyre, a native of Sheffield, England, was educated through secondary school in Sheffield. He went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1926 where he was awarded the Davidson Prize in Mathematics in 1928. Sir Edward Collingwood of Cambridge supervised his research on integral and meromorphic functions and he continued this research after leaving Cambridge and while lecturing at Swansea University College in Wales and Sheffield University. Macintyre received his Cambridge Ph.D. in 1933 and was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics at King's College, Aberdeen (later Aberdeen University) in 1936. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1946 and became Research Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati in 1959, and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Mathematics in 1963.

Macintyre was married to a fellow mathematician (and student of Dame Mary Cartwright and E.M. Wright), Sheila Scott (1910-1960) of Edinburgh, who shared research interests with her husband and was a Lecturer at Aberdeen University and the University of Cincinnati (see [MLC], [FF] for tributes to Sheila Scott Macintyre).

A.J. Macintyre was a member of the Cambridge Philosophical Society; he made significant contributions to complex function theory and had wide and deep interests in classical analysis and applied mathematics, including mechanical problems of aircraft control, the design of sailing ships and resonance of nonlinear oscillations. More on Macintyre can be found in [Br].


[Br] N.A. Brown, "Professor A.J. Macintyre, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.E.", in Mathematical Essays Dedicated to A.J. Macintyre, (H. Shankar, Ed.), Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 1970.

[MLC] M.L. Cartwright, "Sheila Scott Macintyre", Journal of the London Mathematical Society {36}(1961), 254-256.

[FF] F. Fasanelli, "Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910-1960)", in Women in Mathematics, L. Grinstein and P. Campbell, Eds., Greenwood Press, New York, 1987.

Article by Charles Groetsch
University of Cincinnati