Mathematician receives top honour

Professor Martin Hairer FRS, University of Warwick, has been awarded an honorary KBE. The award of Knight Commander, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards ‘contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service’ and is given in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals.

Professor Hairer  is currently Regius Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, having previously held a position at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University and works in the field of stochastic analysis. He is a leader in the field of stochastic partial differential equations in particular, and in stochastic analysis and stochastic dynamics in general. By bringing new ideas to the subject he has made fundamental advances in many important directions

He has received several other prestigious awards and honours. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the same year. He has been awarded both the LMS Whitehead (2008) and Fröhlich (2014) Prizes. He has also received the Philip Leverhulme Prize, Leverhulme Trust in 2008 and Wolfson Research Merit Award, Royal Society in 2009.

Professor Hairer also presented the LMS Popular Lectures during its 150th Anniversary year in 2015 and was one of nine prominent mathematicians interviewed for the LMS 150th Anniversary film Thinking Space. Short clips from the film are available here