Of Manx heritage myself (see below), it is my honour to have become the custodian of this webpage and to continue the archive. Any suggestions for additions to this list are welcome. Anyone in mathematics (pure or applied), mathematical physics, statistics, history of mathematics, or any other discipline using mathematics will be included provided they can show a legitimate connection with the Isle of Man. Please email Andreas Kyprianou. Apologies if some of the links are now out of date.

Those interested in mathematics and the Isle of Man may also wish to visit the Facebook group of the Isle of Man Mathematical Society.

**Keith Austin,
Pure Mathematics Section, School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University
of Sheffield, England**

Born in Cheshire but of Manx extraction on his fathers side.

Semi-retired but still lecturing in Mathematical Education in
Sheffield.

Mathematical interests - teaching and learning of undergraduate
mathematics,
mathematical proof.

**Jessica Bridson**,
**Department
of Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of Strathclyde,
Scotland**

Canadian from Newfoundland, of Manx ancestry.

Mathematical interests - statistics, population modelling.

**Martin R. Bridson
Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics, University of Oxford.**
Previously at Dept. of Mathematics, Imperial College, University of London,
England.
Manx-born. Native of Douglas. Educated at Douglas High School

Mathematical interests - geometic group theory, topology

**Robert
Bridson**,
**Department
of Mathematical Sciences,** **Stanford University, California, U.S.A**

Canadian from Newfoundland, brother of Jessica and so also of Manx
descent.

Mathematical interests - scientific computing, applied mathematics.

**Quentin
L. Burrell,
formerly of Statistical Laboratory, Dept. of Mathematics, University of
Manchester, England, now Senior Lecturer in Quantitatve Studies, Isle
of
Man International Business School**

Blackpool-born but moved to the island at age 9. Educated at Douglas
High School and Manchester University.

Recently retired from position of Senior Lecturer in Manchester and
now back living on the island.

Chairman of Isle of Man Mathematical Society.

Mathematical interests - stochastic modelling in informetrics, mixtures
of Poisson and other counting processes

**Charles A. Caine**

Manx-born and educated. Mathematical physicist who spent his career
at University of Oxford, England, as a Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics.
He is now retired and still living in Oxford.

**Mary Cannell, (1913-2000)**

Born and educated in Liverpool of Manx parentage (father from
Kirkmichael).

She is included as a historian of mathematics, having written the
definitive
biography of George Green, (famous for Greens theorem and Greens
functions)
- George Green : Mathematician and Physicist 1793-1841, published by
the
Athlone Press, London and Atlantic Highlands N.J. (1993). The second
edition
is being published in winter 2000 according to S.I.A.M. News. She is
included
in the
St. Andrews History of Mathematics web page.

The George Green Memorial Fund is setting up a Mary Cannell
Memorial
Scholarship. The criteria for the award will vary from year to year but
the main thrust will be directed towards the greater understanding by
young
people of scientific principles and their application.

**James W. Cannon,
Department
of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A**

Great-great grandfather George Cannon and wife Angela left Peel in
the first half of the 19-th century and went to Liverpool where they
joined
the Mormon Church. They then emigrated to the U.S. and their children
crossed
the plains to Utah in the Mormon migration led by Brigham Young in the
1850s.

Mathematical interests - geometric group theory.

**Lawrence O.
Cannon, Department of Mathematics, Utah State University, Logan,
Utah,
U.S.A**

Brother of James W.Cannon and hence of the same Manx lineage

Mathematical interests - topology, algebra.

**Michael J. Cannon, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia,
U.S.A.**

Son of James W.Cannon and hence of the same Manx lineage.

Mathematical interests- epidemiologist who uses a good deal of
applied statistics in his work

**Jonathan
N.L. Connor,
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Manchester, England**

Born in Douglas with relatives in Santon. Educated mainly off
the island.

Mathematical interests - he is Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at
Manchester where he applies a considerable amount of abstract
mathematics
and numerical analysis to practical problems involving the dynamics of
atoms and molecules.

**Bruce
Cooil, Owen Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, U.S.A**

Born in Honolulu. His great-grandfather emigrated from the island while
still in his teens.

Mathematical interests - latent class models for marketing and
medical research, methods for evaluating qualitative data reliability,
large sample estimation theory and extreme value theory.

Steve Cowin
(Stephen Corteen
Cowin), Professor, New York Center for Biomedical Engineering,
Departments of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, City College of
New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Grandfather and father born in Douglas, grandmother (nee
Burrows) born in Castletown. Grandparents married in Kirk Malew in 1888.

Mathematical interests - Continuum mechanics, Biomechanics,
Biomathematics.

**Robert
E. Craine, Faculty of Mathematical Studies, University of
Southampton,
England**

Manx-born. Educated at Castle Rushen High School and Manchester
University

Mathematical interests - industrial applied mathematics, welding,
modelling
creep and failure of welded plates and pipes using Cosserat theory,
stability
of flows in weldpools, cerebral blood flow - autoregulation.

**Warren J. Ewens**,
**Department
of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A**

Grandmother was Amy Qualtrough. Her father left the Isle of Man in
the 1870s for South Australia.

Mathematical interests - mathematical population genetics, applied
in evolution and also in human disease genetics.

Ben Fairfax, WebCab
Components, Douglas, Isle of Man

Founder, Director and Owner of WebCab Components Ltd..

WebCab Components develops mathematical and financial software
components, and so Ben can be described as doing applied research
within mathematics.

Active Private Investor for own and third party funds.

Lives in Douglas but originally from the U.K.

BSc and PhD in Mathematics from London University, UK, Cert Advanced
Study of Mathematics from Cambridge University, UK., visiting
position in MIT, Massachusetts, USA.

**Brian
Faragher**,
**Senior
Lecturer, Organisational Psychology and Health Research Group, School
of
Management, University of Manchester Institute of Science and
Technology,,
United Kingdom.**

Manx born, native of Onchan, educated at Douglas High School for Boys,
Liverpool University, University College Wales (Aberystwyth)

Mathematical interests - medical statistics and epidemiology, with
particular interest in the effects of work on health.

**Thomas Hales**
** Professor, University of Pittsburgh, USA**

An American citizen, Thomas is grandson Thomas Leonard Callister, a Manxman.

Educated at Princeton, he has previously worked at the University of Michigan.

Mathematical interests - representation theory, discrete geometry, formal representation.
Thomas is known for his proofs of the Kepler conjecture and the honeycomb conjecture. He has won multiple awards and became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.

**Catherine Hobbs
UWE, Bristol.**

Has worked at Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Auckland, Bristol and currently elected as Vice-President of the London Mathematical Society in 2017 and 2018.

Bristol-born but of Manx ancestry on her father's side.

Mathematical interests - applications of singularity theory,
cryptography.

**John G.Hocking, Emeritus Professor, Michigan State University,
East
Lansing, U.S.A**

His grandmother came from the Isle of Man. I have no more details on
his Manx ancestry.

Mathematical interests - topology. Co-author with Gail S. Young of
a famous textbook, *Topology, Addison-Wesley 1961.*

**John Karran,**

From Port St.Mary. He did a maths degree and a Ph.D in mathematics
at Manchester University in the early 1960s and then had an
academic
career in the midlands of England. Currently living in the Coventry
area.

**Mark
Kermode, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Liverpool, England**

Born in Liverpool with a Manx grandfather.

Research interests - alpha-decay of deformed nuclei.

Chair of Board of Studies in Mathematics and Computing, Liverpool
University,
1996-1999.

**Andreas E. Kyprianou, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath**

Born and raised in Manchester. Educated at Oxford University (BA) and Sheffield University (PhD). Mathematical interests - Probability theory, stochastic processes with jumps. Despite a seemingly Cypriot name, Andreas' mother (née Voirrey Blackett) is Manx from Peel. His mother came to Manchester with a scholarship in the 1960s to study Mathematics and Philosophy at Manchester University, ultimately becoming a mathematics school teacher.

**David W. Lewis,
Department
of Mathematics, University College Dublin, Ireland**

Manx-born. Native of Douglas. Educated at Douglas High School and
Liverpool University.

Mathematical interests - quadratic and hermitian forms, algebras with
involution

Jon Pridham, Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.

Manchester-born,but moved to the Island aged 10, educated at
K.W.C.

Mathematical interests - algebraic geometry and algebraic topology.

**Jack Quine** **Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee,
FL 3206, U.S.A.**

Great-grandfather was a merchant seaman born in the Isle of Man
and who emigrated to Ohio when young.

Same lineage as W.V.O.Quine (see below)

Mathematical interests - zeta regularized products, Riemann
surfaces,
mathematical biophysics.

**Malcolm
Quine,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney,
Australia**

Born in England (Burton-on-Trent) but with a Manx grandfather.

Mathematical interests - mathematical statistics and applied
probability
(including stochastic geometry)

**Willard Van
Orman Quine (1908-2000)**

Famous Harvard logician and philosopher, born 1908, died 25 Dec 2000.

The Quine family web page traces back the Quine
genealogy for ten generations, six of them in the Isle of Man. The
grandfatherof Willard Quine emigrated from Andreas to the U.S.A around
about 1870 and his forebears lived in Onchan, Malew, and
Ballafargher.

**David B. Skillicorn,
Department of Computing and Information Science, Queens University,
Kingston,
Ontario, Canada**

From Australia but now working in Canada. His ancestors emigrated from
the Isle of Man to Australia in about 1845.

Mathematical interests - high-performance computing , data mining

**Brian Trustrum (1934-2019), Mathematics Department, University
of
Sussex, applied mathematician**

Manx-born. Native of Port Erin and moved back after
retirement
from University of Sussex. He was the the driving force behind the
formation
of the recently-founded Isle of Man Mathematical Society.

Mathematical interests - analysis, probability.

Brian passed away peacefully aged 84 on Friday 6th December 2019 at Abbotswood Nursing Home, Ballasalla. Obituaries can be found in the Sussex former faculty news letter and Isle of Man Today.

**Kathleen Trustrum, formerly of Mathematics Department ,
University
of Sussex**

Wife of Brian, so Manx by marriage !

Mathematical interests- fluid mechanics, statistics.

**Geoff Watterson (Ph.D., Aust. Nat. Univ.)** is a mathematical
geneticist,
now retired, but formerly of the Mathematics Department, Monash
University,
Victoria, Australia. His interests are mainly in the stochastic
processes
of genetic evolution, particularly the Wright-Fisher model, and
Kimura's
theory of neutral mutation theory.

Geoff's paternal grandfather, Samuel Faragher Watterson, was born in
the Isle of Man and christened at Kirk Christ, Rushen, on 1 August
1851.
Samuel, his mother Janet, her siblings, and her mother Margaret
Watterson
migrated to Australia in subsequent years.

**Peter Watterson, Faculty of Engineeering, University of
Technology,
Sydney, Australia**

Son of Geoff Watterson, so has the same Manx ancestry.

For a Ph.D. at Cambridge University, Peter Watterson solved non-linear
partial differential equations related to fusion enegy
magnetohydrodynamics.
Since 1990 he has worked in the Faculty of Engineering of the
University
of Technology, Sydney using optimization methods and Maxwell's
equations
to design electric motors, especially for artificial hearts.

**Ian Watterson, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Melbourne, Australia**

Son of Geoff Watterson, so has same Manx ancestry.

BSc (Melbourne), PhD (Harvard) in applied mathematics/meteorology.

Works in the numerical modelling of climate and the analysis
of climate change and weather patterns.

Ray Watterson

Related to Geoff Watterson.. Ray's great-grandfather was Thomas
Henry Watterson (born about 1850 in the Isle of Man and married
in Maryborough, Victoria in 1872). Family moved on from gold mining in
Maryborough, Victoria to building and construction.

Ray has taught Mathematics Physics . Electronic and Design Technology
in Victoria secondary schools since leaving Monash University in
1975.

Samuel Watterson

Son of Ray Watterson. Samuel is working as a computer systems
business analyst since leaving Deakin Univsersity where his research
projects were in distributed computing and mathematical modelling
processes of search engines.

Steven Watterson,
School of
Mathematics, Trinity College , Dublin , Ireland

Manx born. Native of Castletown. Educated at Castle Rushen High School,
Edinburgh University and Trinity College Dublin.

Works in lattice field theory and spinor algebras

Last updated 21 March 2017 by a.kyprianou@bath.ac.uk