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The life and work of R. A. Rankin (1915–2001). (English) Zbl 1039.01011
Summary: Robert Alexander Rankin, an eminent Scottish number theorist and, for several decades, one of the world’s foremost experts in modular forms, died on January 27, 2001 in Glasgow at the age of 85. He was one of the founding editors of The Ramanujan Journal. For this and the next two issues of the The Ramanujan Journal, many well-known mathematicians have prepared articles in Rankin’s memory. In this opening paper, we provide a short biography of Rankin and discuss some of his major contributions to mathematics. At the conclusion of this article, we provide a complete list of Rankin’s doctoral students and a complete bibliography of all of Rankin’s writings divided into five categories: (1) Research and Expository Papers; (2) Books; (3) Books Edited; (4) Obituaries; (5) Other Writings.

01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
11-03 History of number theory
Biographic References:
Rankin, R. A.
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