Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS (1925-2016)


Sir Christopher Zeeman, FRS, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 13th February 2016 at home in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, aged 91. Sir Christopher was the Founding Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He later served as President of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) from 1986 to 1988 and as Principal of Hertford College, Oxford. He is survived by his wife, Lady Rosemary Zeeman and his six children.

Sir Christopher (born 4th February 1925) was elected to membership of the Society on 21st January 1954. He was LMS Vice-President from 1968-1969 and became the Society’s 63rd President. He was awarded the Senior Whitehead Prize of the Society in 1982, and was the Society’s first Forder lecturer, in 1987. Sir Christopher also presented the LMS Popular Lecture – The Discovery of Perspective in the Renaissance – in 1983

Sir Christopher’s contributions to mathematics range from geometric topology to dynamical systems, with applications across the…

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