Elected: 1992
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Andrew Alexander Ranicki FRSE

Former Professor of Algebraic Surgery, University of Edinburgh.

Andrew Ranicki (born 30 December 1948, London, and died 21 February 2018, Edinburgh) spent his early years with his parents in Poland and Germany. Later, after a few years at school in Canterbury, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in 1969, and a PhD. in 1973 under the supervision of Frank Adams and Andrew Casson. A Research Fellow at Trinity College during 1972-77, he spent the next five years at Princeton University, before taking up a Lectureship in the Department of Mathematics at Edinburgh University in 1982. He worked at Edinburgh for the rest of his career, being appointed as Professor of Algebraic Surgery 1995–2016.  Read more about Andrew Ranicki