Person: Vanstone, Ray
James Vanstone was a Canadian mathematician who dealt with differential geometry and multilinear algebra, especially in connection with the theory of relativity.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Hanno Rund had been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1954 and Vanstone attended courses that Rund taught.
 Vanstone also attended courses on geometry given by Donald Coxeter.
 On their return they will reside at 9 Harbord Street in Toronto, where Mr Vanstone is studying for a postgraduate degree in mathematics.
 Travelling to Toronto, Vanstone took up an appointment as a lecturer in mathematics in October 1959.
 We note that Dipak K Sen was a colleague of Vanstone's at the University of Toronto with interests in relativity and gravitation, and mathematical physics.
 In 1961 Vanstone was promoted to Assistant Professor and then, in 1965, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
 Vanstone was on the programme committee of the Thirteenth Biennial Seminar of the Canadian Mathematical Congress which was devoted to differential topology, differential geometry and applications.
 The programme committee, consisting of A E Fekete, W H Greub, Ngo Van Que, H Rund, U Suter and J R Vanstone was supplemented by A J Tingley the chairman of the mathematics department of Dalhousie University, the host institution.
 Vanstone's most famous work was the 3volume, three author monograph Connections, curvature, and cohomology.
 Vanstone's coauthors were Werner H Greub and Stephen Halperin.
 Although he remained on the Faculty at the University of Toronto throughout his career, where he was a full professor from 1973,Vanstone did spend time in other institutions as a visiting professor.
 Vanstone served the Canadian Mathematical Society in several different capacities over many years.
 Vanstone retired in 1995.
Born 12 August 1933, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Died 9 April 2001, Florida, USA.
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