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James Dickson Murray

James Dickson Murray, British, American mathematical biology professor. Recipient Naylor prize for applied mathematics London Mathematics Society, 1989; visiting fellow St. Catherine's College, University Oxford, 1967, Guggenheim fellow, 1967-1968; La Chaire Européene, University Paris, 1994, 95, 96.

Background

  • Murray, James Dickson was born on January 2, 1931 in Moffat, Scotland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with 1st class honors, University St. Andrews, Scotland, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, University St. Andrews, Scotland, 1956. Master of Arts, University Oxford, England, 1961.

      Doctor of Science in Mathematics, University Oxford, England, 1968. Doctor of Science (honorary), University St. Andrews, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Strathclyde, 1999.

    Career

    • Lecturer applied mathematics King's College Durham University, Newcastle, England, 1955-1956. Gordon McKay lecturer and research fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956-1959, research associate engineering, applied physics, 1963-1964. Professor engineering mechanics University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1965-1967.

      Professor mathematics New York University, New York City, 1967-1970. Lecturer University College, London, 1959-1961. Fellow in mathematics Hertford College University Oxford, 1961-1963, reader, 1972-1986, professor mathematics biology, 1986-1992, fellow Corpus Christi College, 1970-1992, director Center Mathematics Biology, 1983-1992, emeritus professor, since 1992, honorary fellow, since 2001.

      Visiting professor applied mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1979, 85, California Technology University, 1983. Visiting research professor National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1975, University Florence, Italy, 1976, Winegard Guelph University, 1980. Guest professor University Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1980.

      Distinguished visiting professor, Scott Hawkins lecturer Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1984. Adjunct professor zoology University Washington, 1988-2000, professor applied mathematics, 1988-2000, emeritus, since 2000, Robert F. Philip professor, 1988-1994, Boeing professor, 1997-2000. ULAM scholar Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985.

      Lansdowne lecturer University Victoria, 1990, Ostram lecturer Washington State University.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Society, Royal Society Edinburgh, European Society for Mathematics and Theoretical Biology (president 1991-1994). Member Academy of Sciences Paris (foreign member).

    Connections

    • Married Sheila Todd Campbell, October 1959. Children: Mark Woodeaton, Sarah Corinne.
    • spouse: Sheila Todd Campbell
    • children: Mark Woodeaton Murray
    • Sarah Corinne Murray
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    Born January 2, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1953
      University St. Andrews
    • 1956
      University St. Andrews
    • 1961
      University Oxford
    • 1968
      University Oxford
    • 1994
      University St. Andrews
    • 1999
      University Strathclyde
    • 1955 - 1956
      Lecturer, applied mathematics King's College Durham University
      Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    • 1956 - 1959
      Gordon McKay lecturer, and research fellow Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1959 - 1961
      lecturer, University College
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1961 - 1963
      fellow, in mathematics Hertford College University Oxford
      Reader, West Virginia, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      professor, engineering mechanics University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      professor, mathematics New York University
    • 1972 - 1986
      fellow, in mathematics Hertford College University Oxford
      Reader, West Virginia, United States
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