David J. Simms
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.
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. Simms lectured in Glasgow University before returning to Trinity.
Simms' research interests include differential geometry and geometric quantisation.
Books and select publications
- 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
Simms is married to Anngret Erichson, a former associate professor and head of geography at University College Dublin. They have three sons, 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. He is also the nephew of Irish communist Brian Goold-Verschoyle. He is also the nephew of Archbishop George Otto Simms.
- David J. Simms at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Members Data Base. Royal Irish Academy. Accessed December 24, 2009.
- Editorial Board. Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Accessed December 24, 2009.
- A Career Mapped Out, The Irish Times, Nov. 20 2004
- SS City of Cairo passenger list
- Irish victims of Stalin uncovered, BBC, 16 June 2007
- Guidera, Anita (1 September 2006). "Academic caught up in factory planning dispute". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- Professor Simms' Webpage
- TCD Scholars Site
- S.S. City of Cairo website
- Flesh and Blood - RTE documentary on Goold-Verschoyle family