## Robert Alexander Rankin
## 1915 - 2001 | Click the picture above |

Robert Rankin studied at Cambrige University. His fellowship there was interrupted by his wartime work on rockets. He became Professor of Mathematics at Birmingham before moving to the professorship at Glasgow, a post he held for 27 years. His most important work was on Number Theory. He became President of the EMS in 1957 and 1978 and an honorary member in 1990.

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**Additional Material in MacTutor**

- The Edinburgh Mathematical Society: the first hundred years (1883-1983) Part 1
- Obituary: The Scotsman
- Obituary: The Independent

Honours awarded to Robert Rankin(Click below for those honoured in this way) | |

BMC morning speaker | 1953, 1969 |

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh | 1955 |

EMS President | 1957 |

EMS President | 1978 |

LMS Senior Whitehead Prize | 1987 |

LMS De Morgan Medal winner | 1998 |

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