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 2016

The London Mathematical Society has elected the following people to Honorary Membership of the Society in 2016:

Professor Idun Reiten, Professor Emerita at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. 

Professor Maxim Kontsevich, at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.


The brief citations read:

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR IDUN REITEN, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, to Honorary Membership of the Society.  Professor Reitun is a world-leading mathematician whose work has revolutionized the representation theory of finite dimensional algebras. The fundamental notions she has introduced, and important results she has proved, form a large part of the language and context for current work in this field.

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR MAXIM KONTSEVICH, of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, to Honorary Membership of the Society.  Professor Kontsevich has made fundamental contributions to many areas of mathematics, primarily in geometry and topology using ideas from theoretical and mathematical physics.


Full citations will appear in the LMS Bulletin

Full list of Honorary Members (PDF)