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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics


Locally analytic representations of p-adic groups Half day meeting Friday 10 September 2021

Rouse Ball Lecture 2021 Professor Bjorn Poonen (MIT) will deliver the Rouse Ball Lecture, 4pm Thursday 13 May 2021

Congratulations to Richard Samworth on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Richard Samworth and Mark Gross awarded European Research Council funding

Rollo Davidson Trust - Award 2021.  The Rollo Davidson Trustees have pleasure in announcing the award of the Rollo Davidson Prize for 2021 jointly to Ioan Manolescu and Daniel Remenik 

Congratulations to John Aston. We are delighted to annouce that, with effect from 1 January 2021,  John Aston has been elected as the Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life

Congratulations to Ilmun Kim one of the three recipients of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award for 2020

Congratulations to Jack Thorne elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Jack Thorne awarded an EMS prize

With sadness the Department must announce  the death of Jan Saxl, (5 June 1948-2 May 2020) Professor of Algebra and Fellow of Caius College. The Guardian Obituary  Gonville & Caius College Obituary. 

With sadness the Department must annouce the death of John Horton Conway (26 December 1937 - 11 April 2020)  a former member of the Department and fellow of Gonville & Cauis College.  A mathematician active in the theory of finite groupsknot theorynumber theorycombinatorial game theory and coding theory The Guardian Obituary

Congratulations to David Spiegelhalter awarded  The Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture 2020 for bringing key insights from the disciplines of statistics and probability vividly home to the public at large, and to key decision-makers, in entertaining and accessible ways, most recently through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations to Holly Kreiger and Henry Wilton on winning LMS Whitehead prizes

Senior Academic Promotions: Congratulations to Peter Varju and Oscar Randal-Williams on their promotion to the rank of Professor and to Roland Bauerschmidt on his promotion to Reader

Conference: Non linear waves in Cambridge 2020 Cancelled

Workshop in honour of James Norris' 60th birthday - postponed

OxPDE 2020 Conference, 19-20 March 2020 postponed

Holly Krieger 2019 Mahler Lecturer

Julia Wolf LMS-NZMS Forder Lecturer  2020

Tom Hutchcroft
Congratulations on being jointly awarded the 2019 Rollo Davidson Prize

Ewain Gwynne
Congratulations  on being awarded a 2019 Clay Research Fellowship

Oscar Randal-Williams
Congratualtions on being awarded the "Dannie Heineman prize" by the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.

Henry Wilton
Congratulations on being jointly awarded Canadian Mathematical Society's 2019 G. de B Robinson Award

Maurice Chiodo
Congratulations on winning a Student-Led Teaching Award Student-Led Award for Innovative teaching.

Senior Promotions
Congratulations to Jason Miller on his promotion to a Professorship and to Rajen Shah, Perla Sousi and Peter Varju on their promotions to Readerships.

Caucher Birkar Congratulations to Caucher Birkar awarded Royal Society Professorship.

Caucher Birkar Congratulations to Caucher Birkar. The Royal Society has announced its 2019 list of new fellows. In joint work with Paolo Cascini, Christopher Hacon, and James McKernan, Birkar proved the existence of minimal models for varieties of general type and the finite generation of canonical rings. These results have had a major impact on research in algebraic geometry.

In work on Fano varieties Birkar proved the Borisov-Alexeev-Borisov conjecture. This work also has deep applications to complements theory and linear systems, singularity theory, structure of birational automorphism groups, etc, and is expected to find further important applications especially to the minimal model program

Ewain Gwynne awarded Clay Research Fellowship

Professor Ray Lickorish, one of the 2019 Class of Fellows announced by the AMS

Jack Thorne and Yifeng Liu (Yale) jointly awarded the 2018 SASTRA Prize .

Caucher Birkar awarded Fields Medal for his proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program.

Richard Samworth awarded COPSS Presidents' Award 2018

Birkar and Varju awarded Whitehead Prize
Congratulations to Caucher Birkar. Prize awarded in recognition of his outstanding research in higher dimensional algebraic geometry, most prominently his recent groundbreaking finiteness results on Fano varieties and Mori fibre spaces. Congratulations also to Peter Varju. Prize awarded in recognition for his deep and groundbreaking contributions to analysis and probability on algebraic structures.

Senior Promotions
Congratulations to Jake Rasmussen and Jack Thorne on their promotion to the rank of Professor

Dawid elected FRS
Congratulations to Philip Dawid. The Royal Society has announced its 2018 list of new fellows. Philip Dawid, has made fundamental contributions to both the philosophical underpinnings and the practical applications of Statistics. His theory of conditional independence is a keystone of modern statistical theory and methods, and he has has demonstrated its usefulness in a host of applications, including computation in probabilistic expert systems, causal inference, and forensic identification. His co-authored book Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems won the first DeGroot Prize for a published book in Statistical Science, and he was awarded the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Silver in 2001.

Birkar wins William Hopkins Prize of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Congratulations to Caucher Birkar awarded the William Hopkins Prize of the Cambridge Philosophical Society given for research and spectacular results over the last three years, and in particular for work on the proof of the Borisov-Alexeev-Borisov (BAB) conjecture on the boundedness of Fano varieties.

Randal-Williams wins Leverhulme Prize
Congratulations to Oscar Randal-Williams, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Prize for his work in algebraic topology and in particular the study of moduli spaces of manifolds. The prize recognizes the achievements of early career researchers across a broad range of fields.

ICM Rio 2018
Congratulations to Caucher Birkar, Jason Miller, Clement Mouhot, Ivan Smith and Jack Thorne; invited speakers at the ICM Rio 2018

Senior Academic Promotions
Congratulations to Oscar Randal-Williams and Henry Wilton on their promotion to Readership

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