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Professor Jack Thorne awarded 2022 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize

10 September 2021

Professor Jack Thorne FRS (DPMMS) has been awarded the 2022 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, for his transformative contributions to diverse areas of algebraic number theory. The $100,000 New Horizons prizes are awarded annually by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation to early career researchers who have already made a substantial impact on their fields. 

Applications now open for the Adams Prize 2021-22

7 September 2021

Applications are invited for the 2021-22 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 Number Theory.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 October 2021.

Professor Michael Green FRS awarded Royal Medal 2021

31 August 2021

Professor Michael Green FRS has been awarded the Royal Society's 2021 Royal Medal for his crucial and influential contributions to the development of string theory over a long period, including the discovery of anomaly cancellation. The Royal Medals, also known as the Queen’s Medals, are awarded annually by HM the Queen on the recommendation of the Council of the Royal Society, in recognition of important and distinguished contributions in the physical, biological and applied sciences.

Adams Prize Winners 2020-21 Announced

28 July 2021

The Adams Prize 2020-21 has been awarded jointly to Professor Mahir Hadžić and Professor Jeffrey Galkowski, both of University College London, for their work in the field of Evolution Equations. 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.

Dr Anna Kiesenhofer wins Olympic Gold Medal

27 July 2021

The Faculty congratulates former student Dr Anna Kiesenhofer (M.A.St for Part III Maths in 2012) on her Olympic Gold Medal in the Women's Individual Road Race.

Dr Ailsa Keating wins 2021 LMS Berwick Prize

5 July 2021

Dr Ailsa Keating (DPMMS) has been awarded the 2021 Berwick Prize by the London Mathematical Society for her work shedding light on the global symmetries of symplectic manifolds. The Prize is awarded in alternate years in recognition of a piece of outstanding mathematical research.

'Blood Counts' AI-based infectious disease detection wins £1M Trinity Challenge prize

30 June 2021

An innovative AI-based infectious disease detection solution, developed by an international consortium of scientists led by Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (DAMTP), has been awarded £1 million in pledged funding as one of two second-prize winners in the inaugural Trinity Challenge. Developed by Dr Michael Roberts (DAMTP) and Dr Nicholas Gleadall, the BloodCounts! solution uses data from routine blood tests to provide an early warning system for new disease outbreaks.

Professor John Aston knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours

17 June 2021

Sir John Aston (DPMMS), Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life, has received a knighthood for services to Statistics and Public Policymaking in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours. A world-renowed statistician, Professor Aston has worked to promote trust in the use of statistics and quantitative evidence. As Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser from 2017-2020, he championed the use of science and research across the department, and his work has contributed to both national security and public safety. Most recently, he played a central role in the Home Office’s response to COVID-19. 

Professor Richard Samworth and Professor Benjamin Simons elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

7 May 2021

Professor Richard Samworth (DPMMS) and Professor Benjamin Simons (DAMTP) have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. Richard Samworth, Professor of Statistical Science and Director of the Statistical Laboratory, has been recognised for his fundamental contributions to the development of modern statistical methodology and theory. Benjamin Simons, Royal Society EP Abraham Professor in DAMTP and the Gurdon Institute, has been recognised for his important contributions to a broad range of fields, from quantum condensed matter physics to developmental biology.

Professor Mark Gross and Professor Richard Samworth awarded European Research Council grants

29 April 2021

Professor Mark Gross and Professor Richard Samworth from the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics have both been awarded prestigious advanced grants from the European Research Council. Professor Richard Samworth’s RobustStats project will develop robust statistical methodology and theory for large-scale data, and Professor Mark Gross received funding for his Mirror Symmetry in Algebraic Geometry (MSAG) project