Person: Pedley, Timothy
Tim Pedley is an English mathematician whose principal research interest is the application of fluid mechanics to biology and medicine.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Richard Pedley was educated at Foster's School, Sherborne, and Downing College, Cambridge, before becoming an Assistant Master at the City of Leicester Boys' School in 1934.
- Tim Pedley became a boarder at Rugby School, where he excelled in all subjects, especially science and mathematics.
- Tim and Avril Pedley have two sons, Jonathan Richard Pedley and Simon Grant Pedley.
- Tim Pedley published The stability of rotating flows with a cylindrical free surface (1967).
- Pedley left Imperial College, London, in 1973 when he was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.
- Pedley was awarded the 1976 Adams Prize for "The fluid mechanics of large blood vessels and of bronchial airways".
- Pedley edited the book Scale Effects in Animal Locomotion (1977) and was a co-author of the book The Mechanics of Circulation (1978).
- The contents of this lecture give a good indication of the areas of research which Pedley was working on at this time.
- In 1989 Pedley was promoted to Reader at Cambridge but soon after that left to take up the position of Professor of Applied Mathematics at Leeds University in 1990.
- Both Nick Hill and John Kessler worked with Pedley in Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge in the second half of the 1980s but Hill and Pedley came together again in Leeds where Hill was appointed as a lecturer in November 1989.
- We have already given some details above of honours given to Pedley for his outstanding research contributions.
- Pedley gave the Rutherford Lecture in New Zealand.
- Let us end this biography by recording that Pedley's hobbies include birdwatching, running and reading.
Born 23 March 1942, Leicester, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive