Ian Strachan is currently a Reader in mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Durham University, Durham, UK in 1991 and subsequently held Research Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle. Strachan's research interests are in the geometric aspects of mathematical physics and the theory of integrable systems, with specific interests including Frobenius manifolds and related topics, for example, singularity theory, F-manifolds and their symmetries, dispersionless integrable systems and their deformation, and bi-Hamiltonian structures. Other research areas include twistor theory and the integrability of self-duality equations and their generalizations and reductions, cohomogeneity-one Kahler-Einstein metrics, moduli-space metrics, and the scattering of topological solitons.
Biography Updated on 10 March 2011