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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

New Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine launched

11 November 2020

DAMTP is delighted to host the new Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM) directed by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and co-directed by Professor Andres Floto. CCAIM, a partnership between the University of Cambridge, AstraZeneca and GSK, is a virtual university centre for cross-disciplinary research and development of AI for medicine, biomedical science and health care.

Professor Fernando Quevedo wins American Physical Society's 2021 John Wheatley Award

26 October 2020

Fernando Quevedo, Professor of Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 John Wheatley Award from the American Physical Society in recognition of his 'sustained commitment and achievement in the advancement of physics and science in developing countries'. 

Professor Julia Gog awarded OBE

12 October 2020

Julia Gog, Professor of Mathematical Biology (DAMTP), has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for 'services to academia and the Covid-19 response'. Professor Gog's work focusses on modelling the spread of infectious disease, and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and subcommittees has included particular attention to children in this pandemic, and building the evidence-base for safe reopening of schools.