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Elmer Gethin Rees

mathematics educator

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.


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.

William Powell

Margaret Jane Rees

Mary Elene Canellakis

Gethin Powell Rees

David Martin Rees