31 March 1933
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand citizen
Department of Mathematics
The University of Auckland
Numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations
University of New Zealand (Auckland University College), 1952-1955; B.Sc, 1955.
University of New Zealand (Auckland University College), 1955; M.Sc, 1956.
University of Sydney, 1956-1960; Ph.D, 1961.
University of Sydney, 1971, D.Sc, 1971
Lecturer, University of Sydney, 1959-1961.
Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury, 1961-1964.
Computer Scientist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1965-1966.
Professor of Mathematics, University of Auckland, 1966-1979.
Head of Mathematics Department, University of Auckland, 1967-1973.
Founded Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, 1980.
Professor of Computer Science, University of Auckland, 1980-1988.
Professor of Mathematics, University of Auckland, 1989-1998.
Professor Emeritus 1999- .
Elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand, 1980
Life Member, Fellow and Past President New Zealand Mathematical Society
Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Award for Mathematical Research, NZ Mathematical Society, 1991
- For establishing new fundamental connections between analytic stability properties and algebraic properties of numerical methods for non-linear differential equations; for implementing new methods; and for an outstanding monograph on Runge-Kutta and general linear methods.
- Hector Memorial Medal, Royal Society Of NZ, 1996
- For research in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations
- Jones Medal, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2010
- For lifetime achievement in the Mathematical Sciences
- Van Wijngaarden Award, 2011
- ONZM, 2013
Visiting Positions and Conferences
April, May - Brisbane, Australia
May, June - Phoenix, Arizona; Toronto, Canada
March - Stanford, California (Gear conference)
June - Geiranger, Norway; Dundee, Scotland
August, September - São Jose do Rio Preto and Curitiba, Brazil
Porto and Coimbra, Portugal; Valladolid and Zaragoza, Spain
September to December - Rennes, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cambridge, England
August, September - Phoenix, Arizona; Miskolc, Hungary; Rennes, Marseilles, France
November, December - USA (Lafayette; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, Nth Carolina)
University Of Durham - Workshop on numerical methods for evolutionary problems
Universiteit te Leiden, Holland. Kloostermann Professor (2 months)
Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona (3 months)
Vienna, Scientific Computation Conference (in honour of H. J. Stetter)
Helsinki conference on Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
Imperial College, London (3 months)
Bonn, Germany (for a few months)
Vienna, Austria (4 months)
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,Sweden (one week)
Innsbruck, Austria Invited Speaker, 400th anniversary, Universität Innsbruck (one week)
Prof à l'école d'été, Bréau-sans-Nappe, France (3 weeks)