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Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter wins Royal Society's 2020 Michael Faraday Prize

5 August 2020

The Royal Society has awarded the prestigious Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture 2020 to Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter (DPMMS) 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. The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to a scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. 

Dr Maria Bruna, Dr Holly Krieger and Dr Henry Wilton awarded LMS Whitehead Prizes

29 June 2020

Dr Maria Bruna (DAMTP), Dr Holly Krieger (DPMMS) and Dr Henry Wilton (DPMMS) have each been awarded a prestigious Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society. The Whitehead Prizes are awarded annually to recognise work in and influence on mathematics. Dr Bruna's prize recognises her outstanding research in asymptotic homogenisation; Dr Holly Krieger is awarded a Whitehead Prize for her deep contributions to arithmetic dynamics; and Dr Henry Wilton has been awarded the prize for his remarkable contributions to geometric and combinatorial group theory.

Professor Hugh Osborn and Professor Jack Thorne elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

5 May 2020

Professor Hugh Osborn (DAMTP) and Professor Jack Thorne (DPMMS) have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. Hugh Osborn has been recognised for his important contributions to quantum field theory. Jack Thorne has been recognised for multiple breakthroughs in diverse areas of algebraic number theory, and becomes the youngest living member of the Fellowship. 

Dr John Taylor awarded Pilkington Prize

20 April 2020

Dr John Taylor (DAMTP) is one of the 2020 winners of the University of Cambridge's Pilkington Prize, and is featured in this University video with awardees and their students. The Pilkington Prizes are awarded annually to University of Cambridge staff in recognition of their contributions to teaching excellence.

Adams Prize Winners 2019-20 Announced

17 March 2020

The Adams Prize 2019-20 has been awarded jointly to Professor Konstantin Ardakov (University of Oxford) and Dr Michael Wemyss (University of Glasgow), for their work in the field of Algebra. 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 Helen Mason appears on BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time'

24 January 2020

Dr Helen Mason (DAMTP) was a guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time on 23 January 2020. The programme explored the solar wind - the flow of particles from the outer region of the Sun which we can observe in the Northern and Southern Lights.

Dr Oscar Randal-Williams awarded Oberwolfach Prize

6 November 2019

Dr Oscar Randal-Williams (DPMMS) has been awarded the 2019 Oberwolfach Prize for excellent achievements in Geometry and Topology. The Oberwolfach Prize is awarded approximately every three years for excellent achievements in changing fields of mathematics.

Stephen Siklos, 1950-2019

10 September 2019

The Faculty is saddened to report the death on 17th August of Dr Stephen Siklos. 

Professor Peter Wadhams featured in 'Ice on Fire' documentary

14 August 2019

Professor Peter Wadhams (DAMTP) features as one of the contributors to the documentary film 'Ice on Fire', produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was released in June 2019. The film deals with climate change and, in particular, with the threat from Arctic methane and the possibilities of climate restoration through direct air capture of CO2. 

Professor Anne-Christine Davis awarded Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize

2 July 2019

Professor Anne-Christine Davis (DAMTP) has been awarded the 2019 Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics. The prize is awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to leadership in a physics context. Professor Davis has been recognised for her outstanding support and leadership in physics, particularly for women and those from non-traditional backgrounds, for her leadership of the UK particle cosmology community, and her gender championship roles.