Professor Harold Neville Vazeille Temperley was born on March 4, 1915 and died on March 27, 2017.
He was an applied mathematician
He made numerous contributions to the fields of statistical mechanics, graph theory and the physics of liquids and gases.
Temperley was awarded the title Doctor of Science as a fellow of King’s College Cambridge, before working for the Admiralty on numerical modelling of underwater explosions during World War 2.
Temperley continued his work on the physical properties of liquids at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston until 1965.
He was head of the Applied Mathematics Department at Swansea University for 17 years until his retirement in 1982.
Temperley received the Rumford Medal from the Royal Society in 1992.
Harold Neville Vazeille Temperley passed away at 102 years old.