Douglas S. Bridges
Born and raised in Edinburgh (Scotland).
- George Watson's College, Edinburgh (1951-63)
- University of Edinburgh (B. Sc. in Mathematics, First Class Hons, 1967)
- University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (M. Sc., 1969)
- University of Edinburgh (Dip. Ed., 1969)
- University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1975)
- Mathematics Master, Clifton College, Bristol (1969-71)
- Lecturer (1975-79), Senior Lecturer (1979-82), Professor (1982-89) of Mathematics, University of Buckingham
- Professor of Mathematics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (1989-98); Chairman of Department of Mathematics & Statistics (1989-95)
- Professor of Pure Mathematics, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1999-2015); Head of Department (1999-2015)
- Professor Emeritus (2015-)
Main Research Interests:
- Constructive foundations of:
- analysis: in particular, functional analysis (including Banach algebras and operator algebras), measure theory, operator theory,approximation theory, real and complex analysis;
- topology: the axiomatic theory of apartness between sets.
- Mathematical economics: the numerical representation of preference relations; demand functions; equilibrium theory; constructive methods.
- Computability and abstract complexity theory.
- Quantum logic and operator-theoretic foundations of physics