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Biographical entry Grimshaw, Roger Hamilton James (1938 - )

Born
13 December 1938
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Roger Grimshaw is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Lougborough University, UK and Director of the University's Centre for Nonlinear Mathematics and Applications. He also holds honorary positions at the University of New South Wales and at University College in London. Grimshaw's research involves studying the theory of linear and nonlinear waves in the atmosphere and oceans and he has published over 200 journal articles and five books in this and other fields. Grimshaw is a regular invited lecturer at international conferences and has served on the editorial board on numerous international journals, including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, and Wave Motion. He has also served as Chairman of the Division of Applied Mathematics of the Australian Mathematics Society and on National and Academy advisory committees for Mathematics and Meteorology. Taken in part from http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/anziam06/roger.php

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1960
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Auckland
1961
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Auckland
1964
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1965 - 1969
Career position - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Melbourne
1970 - 1985
Career position - Reader in Mathematics at the University of Melbourne
1986 - 1992
Career position - Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
1990 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1992 - 2001
Career position - Professor of Applied Mathematics at Monash University in Victoria
1994 -
Career position - Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
1994 - 1997
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University
1998 - 1999
Career position - Director of the Centre for Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography at Monash University
2000 -
Career position - Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Lougborough University, UK
2001 -
Career position - Director of the Centre for Nonlinear Mathematics and Applications at Loughborough University
2002 -
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at University College London
2002
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
2004
Award - ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Medal received from the Australian Mathematical Society

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Journal Articles

  • Grimshaw, Roger, 'Ernest Oliver Tuck 1939-2009', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 187-201. Details

Online Resources

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