David Crighton Medal award

The David Crighton Medal award was instituted in 2002 by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society in memory of Professor David George Crighton FRS. The award is made by the Councils of the Institute and the Society, with the first award in 2003. Since 2015. the award has been made biennially. The silver gilt medal is awarded to a mathematician who is normally resident in the mathematical community represented by the two organisations for services both to mathematics and to the mathematical community.

2017 David Crighton Medal award:

We are delighted to announce that the Councils of the IMA and LMS have awarded the 2017 David Crighton Medal to Professor I. David Abrahams, for his outstanding service to both mathematics and the mathematical community.

David developed the technically demanding Wiener-Hopf techniques for applications in real problems, and created a vibrant group working on waves in Manchester. He has received the Royal Society’s Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and its Wolfson Research Merit Award.

He has also performed almost all the important roles of a leader in the mathematics community, having sat on and chaired committees for the Research Councils, including the SAT, served on the REF panel twice, and taken senior leadership roles as President of the IMA and Scientific Director at ICMS, in addition to his current role. In all these positions he has supported both the mathematical sciences (in the broadest sense) and mathematical scientists.

A full citation can be found here. We extend our warmest congratulations to David.

General regulations:

  • The David Crighton Medal award was instituted by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society in memory of Professor David George Crighton FRS.
  • The award of the David Crighton Medal shall be considered biennially by the Councils of the Institute and the Society, with the award being in odd-numbered years.
  • No person shall be eligible to receive the Medal more than once. The medal may not be awarded to previous recipients of the Gold Medal of the Institute or the De Morgan Medal of the Society.
  • The Medal, which shall be silver gilt, shall be awarded to a mathematician who is normally resident in the mathematical community represented by the two organisations on the 1st January of the year of the award.
  • The Medal shall be awarded to an eminent mathematician for services both to mathematics and to the mathematical community.
  • Any amendment to these Regulations for the award of the Medal shall be made at the October meetings of both Councils in any year, at which the proposed amendment must receive the support of an absolute majority of those present at each meeting, whether voting or not, in order to take effect.

The award:

The medal-winner shall normally be awarded his or her Medal at a joint meeting of the Institute and the Society held in year (X+1), and be invited to give a lecture.

Past Crighton Medal winners: