Prof. Derrick Crothers

Last updated January 18, 2021 by Andrew Brown

The School announces the sad loss of Emeritus Professor Derrick Crothers MRIA, FAPS, FInstP, FIMA, FIET, CMath, CPhys, CEng, who passed away peacefully on 15 January 2021. 

Prof. Crothers, who retired from Queen’s in 2007, spent most of his academic life in the School of  Mathematics and Physics, and was inducted into the Royal Irish Academy in 1991.  He made important contributions, disseminated in more than 300 publications, to theoretical atomic and molecular physics.  His mathematical abilities were legendary, as was his love for rugby. 

The School has sent a condolence note.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, the funeral will be arranged in strict private form.


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