Elected: 1959
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Edward McWilliam Patterson FRSE
Edward Patterson held the Chair of Mathematics in the University of Aberdeen for 30 years. He established an international reputation through his research in differential geometry, topology and algebra and also through three text books which he wrote or co-authored.

As Head of the Department of Mathematics, he guided it successfully through several difficult periods. He had a reputation amongst the students as being tough, fair, but always available and approachable. He will be remembered as a first class researcher, teacher and administrator and also for his untiring energy and skill in the wide range of duties that he undertook.

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