Elected: 2011
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor James Robert Wright FRSE

Professor of Mathematical Analysis, University of Edinburgh.

Professor James Wright received a BA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. After spending a few years at the University of Sussex in the early 1990s as a research assistant, he took up a lectureship position at the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1995. In 2000 he moved to the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer and, since 2005, has been the Professor of Mathematical Analysis there. James’ research interests lie in the field of harmonic analysis; more specifically in oscillatory integrals, hypersingular and maximal operators and in mapping properties of generalised and singular Radon transforms, and in 2003 he was awarded the RSE’s Makdougall Brisbane Prize for his work in this latter category.