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Abrahams, Prof. (Ian) David locked

PhD

Born Manchester 15 Jan. 1958; s of late Harry Abrahams and of Leila Abrahams; m 2004, Penelope Lawrence Warwick; one d and two step s

N. M. Rothschild and Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, since 2016; Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, since 2016

Education

Imperial Coll. London (BSc Eng. Hons 1979; PhD Applied Maths 1982; DIC 1982)

Career

Temp. Lectr, Dept of Maths, Univ. of Manchester, 1982–83; Lectr, Sch. of Maths, Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1983–90; Reader, 1990–93, Prof., 1994–98, Dept of Maths, Keele Univ.; Beyer Prof. of Applied Maths, 1998–2016, Hd, Applied Maths, Sch. of Maths, 1998–2007, Univ. of Manchester; Scientific Dir, Internat. Centre for Math. Scis, Edinburgh, 2014–16. Nuffield Foundn Sci. Res. Fellow, 1990–91; Royal Soc. Leverhulme Trust Sen. Res. Fellow, 2002–03; Royal Soc. Wolfson Res. Merit Award, 2013–16. Member: Council: IMA, 1998–2015 (Pres., 2008–09); Eur. Mechanics Soc., 2000–06; LMS, 2002–06; Bd, Internat. Council for Industrial and Applied Maths, 2003–

Publications

contrib. scientific papers on propagation, refraction and diffraction of waves in solids, fluids and electromagnetics

Recreations

distance running, motorcycling, fiddling with ALL things mechanical and electrical, watching (almost) all sports

Address

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge CB3 0EH