The 2021 LMS Prize winners were announced at the Society Meeting on Friday 2 July 2021. The LMS extends its congratulations to this year’s prize winners and for their continued contributions to mathematics.
Professor Ehud Hrushovski FRS, of the University of Oxford, is awarded a Pólya Prize for his profound insights that transformed very abstract model-theoretic ideas into powerful methods in well-established classical areas of geometry and algebra. See the full citation here.
Professor Tara Brendle of the University of Glasgow is awarded a Senior Whitehead Prize for her fundamental work in geometric group theory, concentrating on the study of groups arising in low-dimensional topology, and for her exemplary record of work in support of mathematics and mathematicians. See the full citation here.
Professor Endre Süli of the University of Oxford is awarded the Naylor Prize and Lectureship for his wide-ranging contributions to the study of applied mathematics. See the full citation here.
Dr Ailsa Keating of the University of Cambridge is awarded a Berwick Prize for the paper ‘Dehn twists and free subgroups of symplectic mapping class groups’, published in the Journal of Topology. Keating's work sheds light on the global symmetries of symplectic manifolds, by showing that arbitrary products of Dehn twists along two Lagrangian spheres that intersect at least twice never simplify to the identity map. See the full citation here.
Dr Viveka Erlandsson of the University of Bristol is awarded an Anne Bennett Prize for her outstanding achievements in geometry and topology and her inspirational active role in promoting women mathematicians. See the full citation here.
Dr Jonathan Evans of the University of Lancaster is awarded a Whitehead Prize for his contributions to symplectic topology and its relation to algebraic geometry. Among his achievements is an innovative study (with Smith and Urzua) of Wahl singularities from the symplectic viewpoint. See the full citation here.
Professor Patrick Farrell of the University of Oxford is awarded a Whitehead Prize in recognition of his broad, creative and impactful work as a computational mathematical scientist. Farrell's contributions to the general area of the numerical solution of partial differential equations span algorithm development, rigorous analysis, high performance software implementation, and applications in scientific computation. See the full citation here.
Dr Agelos Georgakopoulos of the University of Warwick is awarded a Whitehead Prize for his contributions to long-standing problems in probability and graph theory, using methods from combinatorics as well as probability, topology and geometry. See the full citation here.
Dr Michael Magee of the University of Durham is awarded a Whitehead Prize for his deep contributions to a wide range of questions at the interface between number theory and mathematical physics, and in particular to random matrices and to the spectral theory of hyperbolic surfaces. See the full citation here.
Dr Aretha Teckentrup of the University of Edinburgh is awarded a Whitehead Prize for her incisive research contributions to the foundations of research in uncertainty quantification, at the interface of numerical analysis and probability. See the full citation here.
Professor Stuart White of the University of Oxford is awarded a Whitehead Prize in recognition of his contributions to the structure and classification theory of nuclear C*-algebras and their interplay with von Neumann algebras. See the full citation here.