Yr Athro Elmer Rees

Elected: 2011

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Geometry

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh; Visiting Professor, University of Bristol

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Professor Elmer Rees.

Professor Rees was born in Wales and undertook his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge before moving to the University of Warwick for his postgraduate studies. In his long career, he held academic positions at a number of institutions including the University of Hull, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, Swansea University and St Catherine’s College, Oxford before becoming a professor at the University of Edinburgh in 1979, where he remained until 2005. From 2005-2009 he was the Founding Director of the Heilbronn Institute of Mathematical Research, after which he held an Honorary Visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol. In 2009 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

First submitted by John Johnston on 7 October, 2019 16:28 at lms.ac.uk/news-entry/07102019-1628/professor-elmer-rees-1941-2019