John D. Biggins brief biographical information


Undergraduate university education at Cambridge: at Trinity Hall (1970-73): Mathematical Tripos.

Postgraduate university education at Oxford: at the Mathematical Institute and Wolfson College (1973-76)

1974 M.Sc: Main subject: Statistics. Subsidiary subjects: Probability, Functional Analysis.

1976 D.Phil: Asymptotic properties of the branching random walk

Academic Career:

Lecturer, University of Sheffield, 1976-1992

Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield, 1993-1994

Professor, University of Sheffield, 1994-2018

Retired from the University of Sheffield, April 2018


Married since 1980, with five children and three grandchildren

Two of my children have web pages: John S. Biggins Physicist; Mark Biggins Musician. Others have a baking blog.

I was ordained as a (permanent) deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Hallam in 2009 and am based in The Parish of St William of York.

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