Celebratio Mathematica

Colin P. Rourke

Curriculum Vitae

Colin Rourke: DOB 1-1-43

Outline CV

1963 BA (Can­tab) First Class, Star in Part III
1964–7 As­sist­ant lec­turer and lec­turer at Queen Mary Col­lege, Lon­don
1966 PhD (Can­tab)
1966 Elec­ted fel­low Trin­ity Col­lege, Cam­bridge
1967–8 Mem­ber of the In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Stud­ies, Prin­ceton
1968–present Lec­turer, read­er and pro­fess­or (emer­it­us) at Uni­versity of War­wick
1970 In­vited speak­er at the In­ter­na­tion­al Con­gress of Math­em­aticians at Nice
1976–8 Act­ing Pro­fess­or of Pure Math­em­at­ics at the Open Uni­versity
1977–81 Chair­man of M203 (the Open Uni­versity 2nd level pure math­em­at­ics course)
1992–1995 Chair­man of Math­em­at­ics De­part­ment, Uni­versity of War­wick
1996–present Found­ing ed­it­or of Geo­metry & To­po­logy
2004–present Co-founder of Math­em­at­ic­al Sci­ences Pub­lish­ers (with Rob Kirby)


About 80 pa­pers in To­po­logy and ad­join­ing areas of math­em­at­ics
3 books
Ap­prox­im­ately 12 1/2 Open Uni­versity course units and 20 TV pro­grammes
A com­plete bib­li­o­graphy can be found on the “Works” page of this volume.


1717 (source: Math­S­ciNet Jan 2024)

Other public output

Open Uni­versity Ma­ter­i­al com­pris­ing 12 1/2 course units, 20 TV pro­grammes, ex­er­cise book­lets, etc., pub­lished by OU Pub­lic­a­tions and BBC OU Pro­duc­tions (1978–1983).

The Northamp­ton­shire Com­plaint (1981)

(With Ian Stew­art) Poin­caré’s per­plex­ing prob­lem, New Sci­ent­ist 1524 (1986) 41–45

The macro pack­age pin­la­bel (mac­ros to re­la­bel a fig­ure file with per­fectly format­ted TeX la­bels), CT­AN archive: tex-archive/mac­ros/latex/con­trib/pin­la­bel