Ken took his undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge. After three years as a research fellow at Corpus Christi College Cambridge he became a lecturer and then a reader at the University of Bristol. In 1993 he became Professor in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews. His main interests are in mathematical analysis and geometry, in particular in geometric measure theory and mathematics relating to fractals. His research topics include dimension calculations for attractors and repellers of dynamical systems and iterated function systems, projection and intersection properties of fractals and multifractals, and recently nonlinear PDEs on fractal domains. He has written four well-selling and widely-cited books, three of them on the mathematics of fractals, and over 70 papers. He receives many invitations to lecture and research across the world. In early 1999 he was Principal Organiser of a very successful four month Programme on Fractal Mathematics at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. He is an editor of the London Mathematics Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings and Fractals. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1998.
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