Honorary Members

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 2018

The London Mathematical Society has elected the following people to Honorary Membership of the Society in 2018:

Professor Maria J Esteban, Director of Research at the CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine,

Professor Peter Scholze, at University of Bonn


The brief citations read:

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR MARIA J ESTEBAN, of the CNRS and University Paris-Dauphine, to Honorary Membership of the Society.  Maria J Esteban is an outstanding mathematician who has made major contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and the use of variational methods in relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry.

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR PETER SCHOLZE, of the University of Bonn, to Honorary Membership of the Society.  Peter Scholze is an outstanding mathematician who has made revolutionary contributions to arithmetic geometry and the theory of automorphic forms, in particular to p-adic arithmetic geometry. He has made decisive contributions to several fundamental open problems in number theory. His theory of perfectoid spaces is now considered one of the most important tools in arithmetic geometry.


Full citations will appear in the LMS Bulletin

Full list of Honorary Members (PDF)