Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics

Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics

The Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics is an endowed professorial position in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, England. The chair was founded by an endowment of £3,600 from one John Richardson, in 1890. The endowment was originally used to support the Richardson Lectureship in Mathematics. One holder of the Richardson Lectureship was John Edensor Littlewood (1907-1910). The position lapsed in 1918, but was resurrected as a lectureship in Pure Mathematics between 1935 and 1944. There was then a further hiatus until the establishment of the Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics in 1998 The current holder (since 1998) is Nicholas Higham.

A complete list of Richardson Lecturers and Professors is as follows

*F. T. Swanwick 1891-1907 Lecturer in Mathematics
*J. E. Littlewood 1907-1910 Lecturer in Mathematics
*H. R. Hasse 1910-1912 Lecturer in Mathematics
*W. D. Evans 1912-1918 Lecturer in Mathematics
*W. N. Bailey 1935-1944 Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
*N. J. Higham 1998- Professor of Applied Mathematics

The School of Mathematics has three endowed chairs, the others being the Beyer Chair and the Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics.


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