Biography of Andrew Gray
Andrew Gray (1847-1925)
Andrew Gray (1847-1925) was a graduate of the University and an Eglinton Fellow in Mathematics who was Professor of Natural Philosophy from 1899 to 1923. He was awarded an LLD in 1896.
Born in Fife, Gray graduated from the University with an MA in Mathematics and Physics in 1876. He was a private assistant and secretary to Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) from 1874 until 1880 and Kelvin's official assistant until 1884, when he was appointed foundation Professor of Physics at the University College of North Wales in Bangor. He succeeded Kelvin to the Chair at Glasgow, and continued to follow his mentor's research interests. His notable publications included A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion (1919) and The Scientific Work of Lord Kelvin (1908).
Gray was Senate Assessor on the University Court, 1904 to 1912, and was a member of council of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.