New President of AcadMathSci Announced

The LMS sends its warmest congratulations to Professor Alison Etheridge OBE FRS, who has been appointed as the first President of the Academy for the Mathematical Sciences (AcadMathSci). She will take up the role on 17 June 2024.

Professor Etheridge is a Professor in Probability at the University of Oxford. She is a world expert on stochastic processes and their applications. Much of her recent research is concerned with mathematical models of population genetics, where she has been particularly involved in efforts to understand the effects of spatial structure of populations on their patterns of genetic variation. Since 2021, Prof. Etheridge has been the Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS), which established the process to determine the feasibility and set-up of AcadMathSci following recommendations in the 2018 Bond Review.

In a quote on the AcadMathSci website, Professor Etheridge said, “The past 18-month set-up phase of the Academy has given us a tantalising glimpse of what can be achieved when mathematical scientists from different parts of our community work together. It is an exciting challenge to maintain that momentum and ensure that, by bringing together the whole mathematical sciences community, the Academy will have an authoritative and persuasive voice and so achieve its ambition of enabling the mathematical sciences to deliver on its full potential.”

Read more on the AcadMathSci website.

Last updated 10 May 2024