# Mathematician:Thomas James Willmore

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## Mathematician

British mathematician best known for his work on differential geometry.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: 16 April 1919, Gillingham, Kent, UK
- 1939: B.Sc., Kings, London
- 1939: Appointed Lecturer in Mathematics, Kings College, London, but unable to take up this position due to the outbreak of war
- 1939-46: Scientific Officer, Air Ministry
- 1940: Married Joyce Miller (died 1996)
- 1941: M.Sc., Kings, London
- 1943: Ph.D. London
- 1946-54: Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Durham
- 1954-62: Senior Lecturer
- 1959: D.Sc. London
- 1962-65: Reader at University of Liverpool
- 1965-84: Professor of Pure Mathematics, University of Durham
- 1965-71: Head, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
- 1967-69: Dean of the Faculty of Science
- 1973-75: Head, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
- 1977-79: Head, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
- 1977-2005: Foreign member, L'Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
- 1978-80: Vice-President, London Mathematical Society
- 1984-2005: Emeritus Professor
- 1993: Hon. D.Sc. Open University
- 1999: Elected Honorary Life Fellow of Collingwood College, Durham
- 2002: Married Dr. Gillian Boughton
- 2004-5: Leverhulme Fellowship (Emeritus)
- Died: 20 February 2005

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