Each year, the Council of the Society considers the election of Honorary Members of the Society from amongst distinguished mathematicians who are not normally resident within the United Kingdom. The election of Honorary Members is made by Council, subject to confirmation by the Society at an Ordinary Meeting.
There is no statutory limit on the number of Honorary Members that can be elected in any year, and there is no constraint on the time or frequency of such elections.
Honorary Members in 2015
The London Mathematical Society has elected following people to Honorary Membership of the Society in its 150th Anniversary year:
Professor Joan Birman, Professor Emerita at Barnard College, Columbia University
Professor Robert Calderbank, the Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science at Duke University.
Professor Shafi Goldwasser, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Weizmann Institute of Science.
Professor Donald Knuth, Professor of Arts & Computer Programming at Stanford University
Professor Robert Langlands, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University.
Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University
Short citations appeared in the September 2015 issue (No.450) of the Society’s Newsletter:
Full citations will appear in the LMS Bulletin
Submitted by Elizabeth Fisher on