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 three chairs in mathematics at British universities, one at the University of St Andrews, founded by Charles II in 1668,[1] the second one at the University of Warwick, founded in 2013 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II[2][3] and the third one at the University of Oxford.[4]

University of St Andrews (1668)[edit]

From 1997 to 2015 there was no Regius Professor of Mathematics. In April 2013[5] the post was advertised, and in 2015 Igor Rivin was appointed.

List of Regius Professors of Mathematics[edit]

The following list may be incomplete.

University of Warwick (2013)[edit]

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

University of Oxford (2016)[edit]

The creation of the post of the Regius Professor of Mathematics was announced in June 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pirie-Gordon, Penny, A Portrait of James Gregory FRS (PDF), The Baronage Press Ltd., retrieved 2009-03-24 
  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. ^ a b "Oxford Mathematics awarded Regius Professorship for the Queen's 90th birthday". Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Regius Professor of Mathematics - ME837". Jobs.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  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 
  7. ^ a b c d J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson (1996) Mathematics in St Andrews to 1700; on the Website of the University of St Andrews; read 27. November 2015.
  8. ^ a b J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson (2010) Nicolas Vilant, on the website of the University of St Andrews; read 27. November 2015.
  9. ^ J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson (2006) Robert Haldane; MacTutor History of Mathematics; read 27. November 2015.
  10. ^ Robert Haldane, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-25 
  11. ^ Alex D. D. Craik (2008) Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century; Springer.
  12. ^ J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson (2005) John Couch Adams on the website of the University of St Andrews; read 27. November 2015.
  13. ^ a b Scotland in 1883 and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  14. ^ "Chairs and Professors of Universities in the United Kingdom". Who's Who Year-book for 1908. p. 138. 
  15. ^ Herbert Westren Turnbull, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  16. ^ E T Copson appointed Regius professor at St Andrews, University of St Andrews, 1950, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  17. ^ "New Regius and Gregory Professors appointed". University of St Andrews. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.