Robert Scott Rumely (born 1952) is a professor of mathematics at the University of Georgia who specializes in number theory and arithmetic geometry. He is one of the inventors of the Adleman–Pomerance–Rumely primality test.
Rumely was born on June 23, 1952 in Pullman, Washington. He graduated from Grinnell College in 1974, and completed his Ph.D. in 1978 at Princeton University under the supervision of Goro Shimura. After temporary positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, he joined the University of Georgia faculty in 1981.
He is the author or co-author of four books:
- Capacity Theory on Algebraic Curves (Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1378, 1989)
- Existence of the Sectional Capacity (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society 145, 2000)
- Potential Theory and Dynamics on the Berkovich Projective Line (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 159, 2010)
- Capacity Theory with Local Rationality: The Strong Fekete-Szegö Theorem on Curves (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 193, 2013)
- "Robert Rumely", Mathematics Department Directory, University of Georgia, retrieved 2015-11-17.
- Bauer, Craig P. (2013), Secret History: The Story of Cryptology, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, CRC Press, p. 468, ISBN 9781466561861.
- Curriculum vitae: Robert Scott Rumely (PDF), retrieved 2015-11-17.
- Robert Rumely at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Review of Capacity Theory on Algebraic Curves by Daniel Barsky (1991), MR 1009368
- Chinburg, Ted (1992), "Book Review: Capacity theory on algebraic curves", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, New Series, 26 (2): 332–336, doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1992-00262-8, MR 1567972
- Review of Existence of the Sectional Capacity by Klaus Künnemann (2000), Mathematical Reviews Featured Review, MR 1677934
- Review of Potential Theory and Dynamics on the Berkovich Projective Line by Charles Favre (2012), MR 2599526
- Review of Capacity Theory with Local Rationality by Laura G. DeMarco, MR 3154724
- Shearer, Lee (July 26, 2009), "Math professor brings students into the fold with origami", Athens Banner-Herald.
- 2016 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-11-17.