Heriot-Watt University

Department of Mathematics

Prof Bryan P Rynne

I am a professor in the Mathematics Department of Heriot-Watt University. I have been here since 1990 and became a reader in 1996, and then a professor in 2009. Before that I worked on a succession of short term contracts in a random sequence of British Universities.

Between 2008-2012 I was the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings (Section A) of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Between 2012-2015 I had the misfortune to be Head of Department in the Heriot-Watt Department of Mathematics, but I have now been promoted back to being a research mathematician.

Interests other than maths include mountaineering in Scotland (i.e. trudging across mist shrouded bogs in the rain in summer; trudging across snowfields in white-outs in winter) and walking in the Lake District. In summer, on the occasions when the sun shines, I go and dangle from ropes on vertical rock faces wishing I had real muscles rather than the mathematician's variety (see here). Other times I go on rock-climbing holidays or long distance cycle tours in countries which are hot and dry and produce lots of good cheap wine.

Research interests

Recent preprints

Here is a complete list of publications.



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