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James Dickson Murray

mathematical biology professor

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.


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


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.


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.



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


Married Sheila Todd Campbell, October 1959. Children: Mark Woodeaton, Sarah Corinne.

Sheila Todd Campbell

Mark Woodeaton Murray

Sarah Corinne Murray