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01st May 2006

Fellowship in Mathematics

The College has elected to a Fellowship in Mathematics (with effect 1st October 2006) Professor N I M Gould.

Nick Gould is a worldwide leader in the field of numerical optimization, widely known for his methods and software for solving large-scale nonlinear problems.

After a First in Mathematics at Corpus in 1979, followed in 1972 by a D.Phil. in Numerical Methods he spent three years teaching at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He returned to work at Harwell Laboratory, and moved from there to the Rutherford Laboratory in 1990. While based at these laboratories he has held many visiting appointments, and since 1998 has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Nick’s webpage tells us that his other interests include church-bell ringing, hill walking, messing about on canals, mushroom collecting, and appreciating cask-conditioned ales of all varieties. He is a long-suffering supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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