Robert Alexander Rankin

1915 - 2001

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Robert Rankin studied at Cambrige University. His fellowship there was interrupted by his wartime work on rockets. He became Professor of Mathematics at Birmingham before moving to the professorship at Glasgow, a post he held for 27 years. His most important work was on Number Theory. He became President of the EMS in 1957 and 1978 and an honorary member in 1990.
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  1. The Edinburgh Mathematical Society: the first hundred years (1883-1983) Part 1
  2. Obituary: The Scotsman
  3. Obituary: The Independent

Honours awarded to Robert Rankin
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BMC morning speaker1953, 1969
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1955
EMS President1957
EMS President1978
LMS Senior Whitehead Prize1987
LMS De Morgan Medal winner1998

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