John Mackintosh Howie

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John Mackintosh Howie, CBE, FRSE (23 May 1936 – 26 December 2011), was a Scottish mathematician and prominent semigroup theorist.[1]

Howie was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, the University of Aberdeen and Balliol College, Oxford.

He won the Keith Prize of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1979-81. He was Regius Professor of Mathematics at the University of St Andrews from 1970-1997. No successor to this chair was named until 2015 when Igor Rivin was appointed.

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  1. ^ Published on Monday 23 January 2012 00:00. "Obituary: Professor John Howie, academic who helped reform Scottish education - Obituaries". Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

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