Regius Professor of Mathematics

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Royal Warrant creating a Regius Chair in Mathematics at the University of Warwick

The Regius Professorship of Mathematics is the name given to two chairs in mathematics at British universities, one at the University of St Andrews, founded by Charles II in 1668,[1] the other at the University of Warwick, founded in 2013 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.[2][3]

University of St Andrews (1668)[edit]

There is currently no Regius Professor of Mathematics, though the post was advertised in April 2013.[4] In 2004 Alan Hood stated "tactically it was best not to appoint a new Regius Professor at this time but would consider making an appointment in the future."[5]

List of Regius Professors of Mathematics[edit]

The following list is incomplete.

University of Warwick (2013)[edit]

The creation of the post of Regius Professor of Mathematics was announced in January 2013,[2][3] in March 2014 Martin Hairer was appointed to the position.


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  2. ^ a b "New Regius Professorships announced for 12 universities". Times Higher Educational Supplement. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Cabinet Office: The Queen awards prestigious Regius professorships to twelve universities" (Press release). PoliticsHome. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regius Professor of Mathematics - ME837". Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Minute of the Staff Council meeting held on Wednesday 3 November 2004, University of St Andrews School of Mathematics & Statistics, retrieved 2009-03-25 
  6. ^ Pycior, Helena Mary (1997), Symbols, Impossible Numbers, and Geometric Entanglements: British Algebra Through the Commentaries on Newton's Universal Arithmetick (illustrated ed.), Cambridge University Press, p. 243, ISBN 0-521-48124-4 
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  8. ^ Robert Haldane, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-25 
  9. ^ a b Scotland in 1883 and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  10. ^ "Chairs and Professors of Universities in the United Kingdom". Who's Who Year-book for 1908. p. 138. 
  11. ^ Herbert Westren Turnbull, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  12. ^ E T Copson appointed Regius professor at St Andrews, University of St Andrews, 1950, retrieved 2009-03-24