‚ÄčRoy Chisholm (1926 - 2015)

Personal information

Full Name: John Stephen Roy Chisholm
Date and Place of Birth: 5 November 1926, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage to Monty Eriksen, 1 August 1953


Carol May, born 16 November 1958

David Stephen, born 12 December 1960

Alison Mary, born 15 December, 1963


1934-1939 Preparatory school
1939-45 Highgate School, North London (Scholar, Head of School)
1945-1951 Christ's College, Cambridge University (Major Scholar)
1947 Wrangler , Part 2 Tripos
1948 Distinction, Part 3 Tripos
1952 Doctor of Philosophy

Academic Posts

1951-1954 Nuffield Research Fellow in Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow

1954 -1960 Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University College, Cardiff

1960-1962 Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University College, Cardiff

1962-1965 Professor of Natural Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin

1962-1963 Research Associate, CERN, Geneva

1965-1966 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University

1965-1994 Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Kent

1994- Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Kent

Public Appointments

1960-1962 Secretary, Cardiff UC Association of University Teachers

1963-1965 Governor of Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies

1963-1965 Member of Irish OECD Commission on Teaching Mathematics to Engineers

1968-1981 Chairman of University of Kent Sport & Recreation Committee

1973-1976 Chairman of UKC School of Mathematics

1976-1979 Chairman of Conference of Professors of Applied Mathematics

1971-1980 Committee member of Mathematical Physics section of the Institute of Physics

1977-1980 Member of the Joint Mathematical Council

1982 Member of British Council Commission on Technical University of Lisbon

1995- Member of Editorial Committee of Advances in Applied Clifford Algebra

Membership and Fellowship

1962- Member of the Royal Irish Academy

1971-1985 Member of European Physical Society

1976- Fellow of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

1977- Member of International Association of Mathematical Physics

1981- Fellow of Institute of Physics

1985- Member of London Mathematical Society

1989-1994 Member of Conference of University Professors

1989-1994 Member of the Athenaeum

1995- Member of British Society for the History of Mathematics

2005 Chevalier de la Dive Bouteille de Gaillac