Citations for 2015 LMS prize winners

2015 Prizes

A POLYA PRIZE IS AWARDED TO PROFESSOR BORIS ZILBER, of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, for his visionary contributions to model theory and its applications.

A SHEPHARD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR KEITH BALL, FRS of the UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK for his many beautiful results in geometry (particularly the geometry of convex shapes), number theory, and probability theory.

A SENIOR WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR ROBERT MACKAY, FRS of the UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK for his outstanding contributions to research in dynamical systems and its applications. A remarkably creative and prolific mathematician, in addition to the broad impact of his research, he has made an outstanding contribution to the mathematical community generally.

A NAYLOR PRIZE AND LECTURESHIP IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS is awarded to PROFESSOR STEPHEN JONATHAN CHAPMAN, of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, for his outstanding contributions to modelling and methods development in applied mathematics.

A BERWICK PRIZE is awarded to PIERRE-EMMANUEL CAPRACE of UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN and NICOLAS MONOD of ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE in recognition of their papers Isometry groups of non-positively curved spaces: structure theory, and Isometry groups of non-positively curved spaces: discrete subgroups. J. Topol. 2 (2009), no. 4, 661-700 and 701–746.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR PETER KEEVASH of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD for his work in combinatorics, in particular his stunning proof of the existence of combinatorial designs for all parameters satisfying the obvious necessary conditions.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to DR JAMES MAYNARD of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD for his spectacular results on gaps between prime numbers. He simplified and extended the work of Zhang on bounded gaps between primes, then made the most substantial advance on how large the gap between consecutive primes can be for 75 years, in particular answering a 10000dollar conjecture of Erdos.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR CHRISTOPH ORTNER of the UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK for contributions to the mathematical foundations, development and implementation of the quasicontinuum method.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR MASON PORTER, of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD in recognition of his outstanding interdisciplinary contributions and in particular to the emerging field of network science, where he has combined unique analysis of biological, social and political data sets with novel methods for community detection and other forms of coarse graining.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR DOMINIC VELLA, of the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD for his spectacular contributions to the modelling of instability and interfacial phenomena in fluids and solids.

A WHITEHEAD PRIZE is jointly awarded to DR DAVID LOEFFLER of the UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK and DR SARAH ZERBES of UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON for their work in number theory, in particular for their discovery of a new Euler system, and for their applications of this to generalisations of the Birch--Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.

An ANNE BENNETT PRIZE is awarded to DR APALA MAJUMDAR of the UNIVERSITY OF BATH in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the mathematics of liquid crystals and to the liquid crystal community.

A HIRST PRIZE AND LECTURESHIP is awarded to DR JOHN O’CONNOR and PROFESSOR EDMUND ROBERTSON, of the UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, for their creation, development and maintenance of the MacTutor History of Mathematics web site.

A COMMUNICATION PRIZE is awarded to PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BUDD, of the UNIVERSITY OF BATH, in recognition of his sustained excellence and innovation in the communication of mathematics.