# Edmund F. Robertson

Edmund Frederick Robertson FRSE (born 1 June 1943 in St Andrews, Scotland) is a Professor emeritus of pure mathematics at the University of St Andrews.

Edmund F. Robertson

Born1 June 1943 (age 75)
OccupationMathematician

## Work

Robertson is one of the creators of the noted MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive along with John J. O'Connor. He has written over one hundred research articles, mainly in the theory of groups and semigroups. He is the author or co-author of seventeen textbooks.[1]

Robertson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of St Andrews in 1965. He subsequently went to the University of Warwick where he received an M.Sc. degree in 1966 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1968.[1]

In 1998 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.[2]

In 2015 he received together with his colleague O'Connor the Hirst prize of the London Mathematical Society for his work on the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.[3] His thesis on "Classes of Generalised Nilpotent Groups" was done with Stewart E. Stonehewer. [4]

## Family

He lives at home with his wife Helena, and his son David.[5]

## References

1. ^ a b http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~edmund/CV.html
2. ^ Current Fellows. Royal Society of Edinburgh. Accessed 8 November 2008.
3. ^ Colm Mulcahy: MacTutor History of Mathematics website creators honoured by LMS. The Aperiodical, 19. July 2015
4. ^ Edmund Frederick Robertson Math Genealogy Project
5. ^ "Edmund Robertson's Personal Home Page". turnbull.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.