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Professor Jack Thorne awarded 2018 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

15 October 2018

Professor Jack Thorne (DPMMS) has been jointly awarded the 2018 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, alongside Professor Yifeng Liu (Yale). This annual prize is for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense. Professor Thorne's prize has been awarded for his far reaching contributions to number theory, representation theory and arithmetic geometry, especially to the modularity of Galois representations and arithmetic invariant theory.

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Professor Richard Samworth wins COPSS 2018 President's Award

16 August 2018

Richard Samworth, Professor of Statistical Science and Director of the Statistical Laboratory in DPMMS, has been awarded the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) 2018 President's Award. The COPSS Presidents' Award is made annually to a member of the statistical community for outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics.

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Professor Caucher Birkar wins Fields Medal

1 August 2018

Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, has been awarded a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Professor Birkar has been awarded the highest honour in mathematics for his substantial contributions to algebraic geometry, including "his proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program."

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Professor Julia Gog wins Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award

12 July 2018

Professor Julia Gog (DAMTP) has won a Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award for her collaboration with the BBC Pandemic project. The Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards were established to recognise and reward those whose research has led to excellent impact beyond academia, whether on the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life.

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Professor Caucher Birkar and Dr Peter Varju awarded Whitehead Prizes

29 June 2018

Professor Caucher Birkar (DPMMS) and Dr Peter Varju (DPMMS) have each been awarded a prestigious Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society. Professor Birkar is awarded the prize 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. Dr Varju's prize is awarded for his deep and groundbreaking contributions to analysis and probability on algebraic structures.

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2018 Gruber Prize in Cosmology awarded to the Planck satellite team

12 June 2018

The 2018 Gruber Prize in Cosmology has been awarded to the Planck satellite team, which includes the DAMTP Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) scientists Paul Shellard, James Fergusson and Anthony Challinor. The US $500,000 prize recognises excellence in science, and will be awarded on 20 August 2018, at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, in Vienna.

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Adams Prize 2018-19 - applications now open

29 May 2018

Applications are invited for the 2018-19 Adams Prize, one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes in the University of Cambridge. The prize will be awarded this year for achievements in the field of 'The Mathematics of Networks'. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018.

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Adams Prize Winners 2017-18 Announced

30 April 2018

The Adams Prize is awarded jointly each year by the Faculty of Mathematics and St John’s College, Cambridge, to UK-based researchers, under the age of 40, doing first class international research in the Mathematical Sciences. This year's topic was 'The Mathematics of Astronomy and Cosmology', and the prize has been awarded jointly to Dr Claudia de Rham and Dr Gustav Holzegel, both of Imperial College London.

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Professor Michael McIntyre honoured by Royal Meteorological Society

12 April 2018

Professor Michael McIntyre (DAMTP) has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow by the Royal Meteorological Society, the highest award of membership made by the Society, in recognition of his distinguished career and long standing contribution to Meteorology.

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Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

23 March 2018

DAMTP researchers in disease dynamics, including Professor Julia Gog, Dr Stephen Kissler, and PhD student Maria Tang, worked with the BBC on a huge citizen science disease dynamics experiment featured on the documentary Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic. 30,000 people took part in the citizen science experiment, which has resulted in the largest data set of its kind.

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