Dr Alan Barnes (b1942)
Alan Barnes was educated at the King’s School.
He obtained a BSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics at Imperial College, London in 1968, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics (also at IC) in 1972, working on Classical General Relativity and Cosmology under the supervision of Professor GJ Whitrow.
In 1973-4 he gained a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Bingley College in West Yorkshire.
From 1971-3 Alan was a Turner & Newall Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin from 1974-77.
He took up a lectureship in Mathematics at Aston University in 1977, transferring to Computer Science in 1987.
In 2006 he retired from full-time work and worked on a part-time basis in computer science.
His research interests are in computer algebra and its applications and also in classical general relativity and cosmology.