Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society  
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Discipline Biography
Language English
Edited by Malcolm Longair
Publication details
Former name(s)
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
History 1932鈥損resent
Publisher
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
Frequency Annually
Delayed, after 1 year
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4 (alt Bluebook (alt1  alt2)
NLM (alt MathSciNet (alt Paid subscription required)
ISO 4 Biogr. Mem. Fellows R. Soc.
Indexing
CODEN  JSTOR (alt LCCN (alt)
MIAR  NLM (alt Scopus
ISSN 0080-4606 (print)
1748-8494 (web)
LCCN 56026605
JSTOR 00804606
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The Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society is an academic journal on the history of science published annually by the Royal Society. It publishes obituaries of Fellows of the Royal Society. It was established in 1932 as Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society and obtained its current title in 1955, with volume numbering restarting at 1. Prior to 1932, obituaries were published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

The memoirs are a significant historical record and most include a full bibliography of works by the subjects. The memoirs are often written by a scientist of the next generation, often one of the subject's own former students, or a close colleague. In many cases the author is also a Fellow. Notable biographies published in this journal include Albert Einstein,[1] Alan Turing,[2] Bertrand Russell,[3] Claude Shannon,[4] Clement Attlee,[5] Ernst Mayr,[6] and Erwin Schr枚dinger.[7]

Each year around 20 to 25 memoirs of deceased Fellows of the Royal Society are collated by the Editor-in-Chief, currently Malcolm Longair, who succeeded Trevor Stuart in 2016. All content more than one year old is freely available to read.

References

  1. ^ Whittaker, E. (1955). "Albert Einstein. 1879-1955". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 1: 37鈥67. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1955.0005. S2CID 619823.
  2. ^ Newman, M. H. A. (1955). "Alan Mathison Turing. 1912-1954". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 1: 253鈥263. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1955.0019.
  3. ^ Kreisel, G. (1973). "Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Earl Russell. 1872-1970". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 19: 583鈥620. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1973.0021.
  4. ^ James, I. (2009). "Claude Elwood Shannon 30 April 1916 -- 24 February 2001". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 55: 257鈥265. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2009.0015.
  5. ^ Bridges, L. (1968). "Clement Richard Attlee First Earl Attlee. 1883-1967". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 14: 15鈥36. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1968.0002.
  6. ^ Bock, W. J. (2006). "Ernst Walter Mayr. 5 July 1904 -- 3 February 2005: Elected ForMemRS 1988". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 52: 167鈥187. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2006.0013.
  7. ^ Heitler, W. (1961). "Erwin Schrodinger. 1887-1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 7: 221鈥228. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1961.0017.

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