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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics


IBL60 One day meeting in combinatorics 5 September 2023 in honour of Imre Leader's 60th birthday

The ninth Iwasawa conference will take place in memory of John Coates

200 Years of Trinity Combinatorics, 4-6 July 2023, This conference marks the occasion of the 80th birthday of Bela Bollobas and the 60th birthdays of Timothy Gowers and Imre Leader. The conference is on all aspects of Combinatorics and related areas.

Senior Academic Promotions: Congratulations to Ailsa Keating, Kaisey Mandel and Dhruv Ranganathan on their promotion to Professor (Grade 11) and to Roland Bauerschmidt and Rajen Shah on their promotion to Professor (Grade 12).

Congratulations to Yiannis Kontoyiannis elected to Fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

70 Years of Percolation, 24 – 28 July 2023: A conference in honour of Geoffrey Grimmett’s 70th birthday

Iwasawa 2023: in memory of John Coates. The ninth Iwasawa conference will take place 17-21 July  2023 at the University of Cambridge

Congratulations to Richard Nickl awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulations to Paul Minter appointed Clay Research Fellow from July 2023

Congratulations to Jack Thorne jointly awarded the The 2023 AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory 

Congratulations to Jason Miller jointly awarded the 2023 Leonard Eisenbud Prize for works on random two-dimensional geometries, and in particular on Liouville Quantum Gravity.

Congratulations to Pierre Raphael on being jointly awarded the 2023 Bôcher Memorial Prize for groundbreaking work establishing the existence of blow-up solutions to the defocusing NLS equation in some supercritical regimes and to the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations.

David Spiegelhalter and the Infected Blood Inquiry: David was part of a team giving extensive evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry. This was established to investigate the circumstances in which people were given infected blood and infected blood products, in particular in the 1970s and 1980s.

Oxbridge PDE Conference 2023. The twelfth annual two-day Oxbridge PDE conference will be held at CMS, 23-24th March.

Congratulations to Oscar Randal-Williams on winning 2022 Clay Research Award 

Congratulations to Rajen Shah 2022 winner of 2022  Guy Medal in Bronze

Congratulations to Jessica Fintzen on winning a 2022  LMS Whitehead prize 

Rollo Davidson Award 2022. The Trustees announce the award of the 2022 Rollo Davidson Prize jointly to Amol Aggarwal (Columbia University) and Konstantin Tikhomirov (Georgia Institute of Technology Thomas Bond Sprague Prize 2022. The Trustees announce the award of the Thomas Bond Sprague Prize jointly to E.Katiyar, S.McInerney and D.Yue

Combinatorics Meets Model Theory Conference, 20-24 June 2022

International Congress of Mathematicians  Congratulations to Roland Bauerschmidt, Richard Nickl, Oscar Randal-Williams, Jake Rasmussen and Peter Varju who have been invited to speak at ICM 2022.

Mordell 2022 – 100 years of the arithmetic of elliptic curves: Conference took place August 15-19, 2022

Workshop in honour of James Norris' 60th birthday:  Scaling limits: from statistical mechanics to manifolds 5-7 September

COMB in CAMB: Summer School on Combinatorial Methods in Algebraic Geometry 5-9 September 2022

Professor John Coates (1945-2022) We are sad to learn of the death of John Coates FRS, Sadleirian Professor 1986-2012. John was a distinguished number theorist and a dynamic Head of DPMMS 1991-97. 

The Rouse Ball Lecture 2022 will be given by Professor Jon Chapman (Oxford) and will take place on Tuesday 24th May at 12.00, in the Babbage Lecture Theatre

Mordell Lecture, Thursday 10 March Laure Saint-Raymond, (ENS Lyon) will deliver the 2022 Mordell Lecture

Congratulations to Ailsa Keating awarded European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant 

Congratulations to Jack Thorne awarded the 2022 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize

Professor Peter Whittle (27 February 1927 - 10 August 2021)  Peter was the first Churchill Professor of Mathematics for Operational Research, from 1967 until his retirement in 1994.

Sir David Cox (1924 -2022), one of the fathers of modern statistics was lecturer in the Statistical Laboratory 1950-56, later Professor of Statistics at Birkbeck and then Imperial College, and Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Congratulations to Sir John Aston knighted for services to Statistics and Public Policymaking.

Congratulations to Holly Krieger named as a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Congratulations to Sir John Aston knighted for services to Statistics and Public Policymaking.

Congratulations to Ailsa Keating 2021 LMS prize winner, awarded a Berwick Prize

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

Congratulations to  P. Bevan of Queens' College awarded the Thomas Bond Sprague Prize 2021 for distinguished performance in the areas of statistics and information theory.

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

Congratulations to Ioan Manolescu and Daniel Remenik jointly awarded the  Rollo Davidson Trust Award 2021.  

Congratulations to John Aston. We are delighted to announce 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 announce 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

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

Congratulations to Ewain Gwynne on being awarded a 2019 Clay Research Fellowship

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

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

Congratulations to Maurice Chiodo 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.

Congratulations to Caucher Birkar awarded Royal Society Professorship.

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to Richard Samworth awarded COPSS Presidents' Award 2018

Congratulations to Caucher Birkar and Peter 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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