2017 David Crighton Medal winner: Prof. I. David Abrahams

We are delighted to announce that the Councils of the IMA and LMS have awarded the 2017 David Crighton Medal to Professor I. David Abrahams, for his outstanding service to both mathematics and the mathematical community.

David developed the technically demanding Wiener-Hopf techniques for applications in real problems, and created a vibrant group working on waves in Manchester. He has received the Royal Society’s Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and its Wolfson Research Merit Award.

He has also performed almost all the important roles of a leader in the mathematics community, having sat on and chaired committees for the Research Councils, including the SAT, served on the REF panel twice, and taken senior leadership roles as President of the IMA and Scientific Director at ICMS, in addition to his current role. In all these positions he has supported both the mathematical sciences (in the broadest sense) and mathematical scientists.

A full citation can be found here. We extend our warmest congratulations to David.