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New Regius and Gregory Professors appointed

Thursday 07 May 2015

Professor Igor Rivin is the new Regius Professor of Mathematics, a Royal appointment dating back to 17th Century. Prof Rivin is a world leading expert in discrete mathematics, geometry and theoretical computer science. He was awarded the Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society in 1998, and is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. At St Andrews he will lead the development of a new Centre for Discrete, Computational and Experimental Mathematics, at the interface between Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and other Data Intensive sciences.

Professor Mark Chaplain is a new Gregory Professor of Applied Mathematics, the Chair named after James Gregory, the first Regius Professor at St Andrews. Prof Chaplain is a world leading expert in Mathematical Biology, with an outstanding record in publications and research project; he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. At St Andrews he will lead the development of a new, interdisciplinary research group in Mathematical Biology and will develop a Masters programme reflecting the current trends in this discipline.