The London Mathematical Society (LMS) would like extend its warmest congratulations to its former Treasurer, Professor Nicholas Woodhouse who was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours list for services to mathematics.
Professor Woodhouse has been a member of the LMS since 1977 and he was a Member of LMS Council from 1999-2009 (Meetings and Membership Secretary 1998-2001 and Treasurer 2002-2009). He served on the Research Meetings Committee/Early Career Research Committee as the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) Representative from 2013-2018 during which time the LMS partnered with the CMI in sponsoring a series of LMS-CMI Research Schools. He stepped down as President of CMI in 2018.
Professor Woodhouse is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. He studied for his undergraduate degree at Oxford and gained his PhD from King’s College London in 1973. After a postdoctoral position at Princeton he returned to Oxford in 1976. His research interests are at the interface between mathematics and physics, including relativity, and the connections between geometry and physical theory.
LMS President, Professor Jon Keating, said: 'We are delighted that Professor Woodhouse's contributions to mathematics have been honoured with the award of a CBE. Throughout his career he has combined excellence in scholarship and research with visionary leadership that has had a significant impact on the mathematical community. It is splendid to see these contributions marked by such a prestigious honour'.