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Elmer Gethin Rees

Elmer Gethin Rees, Welsh mathematics educator. Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh; member American Mathematics Society, Edinburgh Mathematics Society.


  • Rees, Elmer Gethin was born on November 19, 1941 in Llandybie, Wales. Son of William Powell and Margaret Jane Rees.

  • Education

    • Bachelor St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, England, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy. University Warwick, Coventry, England, 1967.


    • Assistant lecturer University Hull, England, 1967-1969. Visiting member School Mathematics Institute Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969-1970. Lecturer University College Swansea, United Kingdom, 1970-1971.

      Tutorial fellow St. Catherine's College, Oxford, England, 1971-1979. Professor mathematics University Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1979. Visiting associate professor University California-Berkeley, 1973.

      Visiting lecturer University Sydney, Australia, 1974. Exchange visitor Royal Society, Mexico City, 1975. Visiting member Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, 1977.

      Research associate National Science Foundation, University California, Berkeley, 1977. Member Max Planck Institut fur Mathematik, University Bonn, Federal Republic Germany, 1982.


    • Author: Notes on Geometry, 1983, Homotopy Theory, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh. Member American Mathematics Society, Edinburgh Mathematics Society.


    • Married Mary Elene Canellakis, July 20, 1970. Children– Gethin Powell, David Martin.
    • father: William Powell
    • mother: Margaret Jane Rees
    • spouse: Mary Elene Canellakis
    • children: Gethin Powell Rees
    • David Martin Rees
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    Born November 19, 1941
    (age 75)