Elected: 1978
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor David Alexander Ross Wallace FRSE

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde.

David Wallace was born in Cupar, Fife but the family moved to Stranraer when he was two years old. Having been dux at Stranraer Academy, he went to St Andrews University where he gained a First Class Honours BSc and was awarded the Miller Prize. His postgraduate study took place at the Victoria University of Manchester where he was awarded a PhD for a thesis entitled On the radical of a group algebra. Representation theory and group rings remained his research interests throughout his career. In this connection he visited colleagues in Australia, Germany and Poland on a number of occasions. Read More