# Edmund Robertson's Personal Home Page

I am Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of St Andrews. A brief CV may be found
here.

## Administration

I ended a four year term as Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics
at the end of July 2001. I retired at the end of September 2008.
School of Mathematics and Statistics

## Research

My research interests are in computational group theory, computational
semigroup theory and algebra in general. I am a member of the St Andrews
GAP
team,
CIRCA,
and the
algebra group.
### Recent Publications

....may be found
here
There is a list of abstracts of some of these papers
here

Pure Mathematics Courses History Seminar GAP Seminar

Galway 2007

### GAP material

....may be found
here

## Postgraduate Students

Recent postgraduate students (either single or joint supervisor) who have completed their doctorate.
Alan Cain

Ian Durham

Elizabeth Kimber

Catarina Carvalho

Maja Waldhausen

Nelson Silva

Dale Sutherland

Marit Hartveit

Currently I am the joint supervisor of two Ph.D. students studying the history of mathematics.

Elizabeth Rudge

Stefanie Eminger

## Teaching

In 2007-2008 I am teaching
History of
Mathematics to honours students, and linear algebra and
algebra to second year students.
Here are the lecture notes for the
algebra part of MT2002.
Here a pdf version of the lecture notes for the
algebra part of MT2002.
### Teaching Software

I am one of the two developers of the
Mathematical MacTutor
software. This software has received a number of
awards.

### WWW History of Mathematics Archive

I am one of the two mathematicians at St Andrews developing a History
of Mathematics Archive on the web.
Go to the Archive.
### My Family

My wife is Helena Robertson.We have two sons: David Robertson
who studied mathematics and philosophy at the University
of Edinburgh, did teacher training in Glasgow, then taught
mathematics in Dalkeith, and is now teaching at St Thomas of Aquins
Royal High School in Edinburgh; and
Colin Robertson who is
now working in Hong Kong following a spell in Edinburgh
with the Royal Bank of Scotland and then for Coutts Bank in Singapore. He received
his CA while
working for Arthur Andersen in
Edinburgh. He was awarded a doctorate in ring
theory in 1999 from the University of Leeds.

## Useful links

Google

Google books

Google translate

Google scholar
JSTOR

MathSciNet

Mathematics Genealogy

Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Dictionary of National Biography

Notices of the American Mathematical Society

British Society for the History of Mathematics

## How to find me

**Email:**
efr(at)st-and.ac.uk
**Phone (Work):** +44 1334 463702

**Phone (Home):** +44 1334 473459

**Fax (work):** +44 1334 463748

**Work address:**
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews,
North Haugh,
St. Andrews
, Fife, KY16 9SS, SCOTLAND

**Home address:**
41 Irvine Crescent, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LG, Scotland.

Edmund Robertson, September 2004