Robert Russell (Irish mathematician)

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Robert Russell (c. 1858–18 May 1938) was an Irish mathematician and academic at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), who served as Erasmus Smith's Professor of Mathematics (1917-1921).

Robert Russell was born in Portadown, Armagh, and was educated at Santry School, Portarlington. He attended TCD, became a Scholar in 1877, and won the Brooke Prize, Bishop Law's Prize, McCullagh Prize, and Madden Prize.[1] He was awarded BA in mathematics (1880), became a Fellow a few years later, and got his MA (1888). In 1887, he was elected a member of the London Mathematical Society.[2] He spent his whole career at TCD, at various times serving as Junior Bursar, Junior Dean, Registrar of Chambers,[3] and from the early 1920s on, Senior Bursar.[4]

He was Donegall Lecturer in Mathematics (1904-1907), Erasmus Smith's Professor of Mathematics (1917-1921), and became Senior Fellow in 1920.

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