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Professor Julia Wolf awarded 2024 Pilkington Prize

8 April 2024

Professor Julia Wolf has been awarded a 2024 Pilkington Prize by the University of Cambridge. The Pilkington Prizes recognise excellence and exceptional contributions to teaching within the University. Professor Wolf's award highlights both her outstanding contribution as the Director of Taught Postgraduate Education within the Mathematics Faculty and as a lecturer across all years of the Mathematics Tripos.

Professor Michael McIntyre FRS awarded Symons Gold Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society

26 March 2024

Michael McIntyre FRS, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Dynamics, has been awarded the Symons Gold Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society. The Symons Gold Medal and Lecture for Lifetime Achievement in Advancing Science is awarded biennially to a Member or Fellow of the Society for distinguished work in connection with meteorological science.

Professor McIntyre will deliver the Symons Gold Medal Lecture online at 1200 on Wednesday 15 May 2024.

Dr Soheyla Feyzbakhsh and Professor Nick Sheridan win 2024 Adams Prize

28 February 2024

The 2024 Adams Prize has been jointly awarded to Dr Soheyla Feyzbakhsh of Imperial College London and Professor Nick Sheridan of University of Edinburgh for their work in Geometry.

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.

Professor Douglas Gough FRS awarded 2024 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy

1 February 2024

The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2024 has been awarded to Douglas Gough, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics in DAMTP and the Institute of Astronomy, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark), and Conny Aerts (KU Leuven, Belgium), for developing the methods of asteroseismology and their application to the study of the interior of the Sun and of other stars.

Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology visits Cambridge to discuss AI policy and innovation

31 January 2024

The Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Peter Kyle MP, met University of Cambridge academic experts in January 2024 to discuss AI policy and innovation. Participants in the opening roundtable discussion included Professor John Aston, Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, who was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office from 2017-2020. The discussion focussed on analysis of AI policy challenges and opportunities, as well as the role AI can play in public service reform.

Professor Tim Pedley awarded 2024 Euromech Fluid Mechanics Prize

8 January 2024

Professor Tim Pedley FRS (DAMTP) has been awarded the 2024 Euromech Fluid Mechanics Prize by the European Mechanics Society . The prize is awarded in recognition of his outstanding contributions to fluid mechanics applied to biology and medicine, and for his distinguished service and leadership for the European and international fluid mechanics community.


Centre for Climate Repair hosts events at COP28

11 December 2023

The Centre for Climate Repair (CCR), hosted in DAMTP, is holding a series of events at COP28. The focus of the sessions is on engaging audiences to stimulate discussion and thought about other potential actions to tackle climate change which we might consider beyond emissions reductions. The CCR's research aims to help further our understanding of the risks and benefits of potential tools to repair the climate system, so that society can make more informed decisions as to whether they could play a role in the journey to a 1.5 degrees Celsius world.


Smith-Knight and Rayleigh-Knight Prizes 2024

4 December 2023

The 2024 competition is open for one or more Smith-Knight Prizes and one or more Rayleigh-Knight Prizes, awarded for essays on any subject in Mathematics and its applications. The Prizes are open to any registered postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge who has completed at least three but not more than five terms of postgraduate research. The purpose of the Prize competition is to encourage beginning researchers in mathematics in their conduct and write-up of new and original work.

The submission deadline for this year's competition is Tuesday 16 January 2024. For more information please see here.


Professor Jason Miller awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

28 November 2023

Professor Jason Miller (DPMMS) is one of four University of Cambridge researchers to be awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Grant. The grants are designed to support excellent scientists and scholars at the career stage where they may still be consolidating their own independent research teams to pursue their most promising scientific ideas.


Professor Holly Krieger and Professor Po-Ling Loh awarded 2023 Philip Leverhulme Prizes

30 October 2023

Professor Po-Ling Loh (DPMMS) and Professor Holly Krieger (DPMMS) have each been awarded a 2023 Philip Leverhulme Prize. The £100,000 prizes are awarded annually by the Leverhulme Trust to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future careers are exceptionally promising.