Gill, Adrian Edmund

BORN 22 Feb 1937, Melbourne: Brighton - DIED 19 Apr 1986, Oxford, Oxfordshire
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer of the colon
GRAVE LOCATION Oxford, Oxfordshire: Holywell Cemetery, St. Cross Road (next to St. Cross Church)

Adrian Gill was the son of the geologist and paleontologist Edmund Gill (1908-1986) who was curator at the National Museum of Victoria. From 1955 to 1958 he sudied mathematics, physics and chemics in Melbourne. In 1960 he left Australia and moved to Cambridge, where he was promoted.

Adrian worked at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of the University of Cambridge as a senior research fellow from 1963 to 1984. In 1964 he married Helen Stirzaker from Worsley, Lancaster. He headed the Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere programme and he was well known for his book "Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics" (1982). He was elected into the Royal Society in 1986 but he died one month later of colon cancer. The Adrian Gill Award of the Royal Meteorological Society was named after him.


The grave of Adrian Gill at Holywell Cemetery, Oxford.
Picture by Androom (21 Oct 2012)


Adrian Gill - Wikipedia

Gill, André

Published: 22 Mar 2019
Last update: 14 Mar 2022