Honorary Members

Each year, the Council of the LMS considers the election of Honorary Members of the Society 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 2019

The London Mathematical Society has elected the following people to Honorary Membership of the Society in 2019:

Professor Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

Professor Don Zagier, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany


The brief citations read:

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR EDWARD WITTEN, of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, to Honorary Membership of the Society. Edward Witten occupies an unrivalled position amongst contemporary mathematical and theoretical physicists. He has made profound contributions to the development of contemporary physics, including topological quantum field theory, string theory, M-theory and quantum gravity.

The London Mathematical Society has elected PROFESSOR DON ZAGIER, of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, to Honorary Membership of the Society. Don Zagier is an outstanding mathematician who has made major contributions in number theory, particularly to the theory of modular forms, and in its interactions with other areas of mathematics and mathematical physics.


Full citations will appear in the LMS Bulletin

Full list of Honorary Members (PDF)