Regius Professor of Mathematics
The Regius Professorship of Mathematics is the name given to three chairs in mathematics at British universities, one at the University of St Andrews, founded by Charles II in 1668, the second one at the University of Warwick, founded in 2013 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II and the third one at the University of Oxford.
University of St Andrews (1668)
List of Regius Professors of Mathematics
The following list may be incomplete.
- 1668–1674 James Gregory
- 1674-1688 William Sanders
- 1689-1690 James Fenton
- 1690-1707 vacant
- 1707-1739 Charles Gergory
- 1739-1765 David Gregory
- 1765–1807 Nicolas Vilant
- 1807-1809 vacant
- 1809-1820 Robert Haldane
- 1820–1858 Thomas Duncan
- 1857-1858 John Couch Adams
- 1859–1877 William L F Fischer
- 1877–1879 George Chrystal
- 1879–1921 Peter Redford Scott Lang
- 1921–1950 Herbert Westren Turnbull
- 1950–1969 Edward Thomas Copson
- 1970–1997 John Mackintosh Howie
- 1997-2015 vacant
- 2015–present Igor Rivin
University of Warwick (2013)
University of Oxford (2016)
The creation of the post of the Regius Professor of Mathematics was announced in June 2016.
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