David J. Simms

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David J. Simms is a Fellow Emeritus and former Associate Professor of Mathematics at Trinity College, Dublin specialized in differential geometry and geometric quantisation. David Simms has been a member of the Royal Irish Academy since 1978 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.

Academic career[edit]

Simms completed his undergraduate degree in Mathematics in Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1955. He was elected a Scholar of the College in 1952, when he was just in the first year of his degree, a notable achievement. He went on to do a Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge under W.V.D.Hodge.[1] Simms lectured in Glasgow University before returning to Trinity.

Simms' research interests include differential geometry and geometric quantisation.

Books and select publications[edit]

  • Lie Groups and Quantum Mechanics, Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics Number 52, 1968
  • Lectures on Geometric Quantization, (with N.M.J. Woodhouse) Springer Lecture Notes in Physics Number 53, 1976 professional papers.
  • Geometric quantization of energy levels in the Kepler problem, DJ Simms - Symposia Mathematica, 1974[2]

David Simms has been a member of the Royal Irish Academy since 1978.[3] He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Simms is married to Anngret Erichson, a former associate professor and head of geography at University College Dublin. They have three sons,[5] one of whom, Brendan Simms, is a professor of international relations at Cambridge University. As a child Simms survived 13 days at sea following the sinking of the SS City of Cairo in November 1942.[6] He is also the nephew of Irish communist Brian Goold-Verschoyle.[7] He is also the nephew of Archbishop George Otto Simms.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David J. Simms at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Members Data Base. Royal Irish Academy. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  4. ^ Editorial Board. Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  5. ^ A Career Mapped Out, The Irish Times, Nov. 20 2004
  6. ^ SS City of Cairo passenger list
  7. ^ Irish victims of Stalin uncovered, BBC, 16 June 2007
  8. ^ Guidera, Anita (1 September 2006). "Academic caught up in factory planning dispute". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 

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