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Kevin Mark Buzzard (born 21 September 1968) is a British mathematician and currently a Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London. He specialises in algebraic number theory.

Kevin Buzzard
Kevin buzzard in 2007.jpg
Born (1968-09-21) 21 September 1968 (age 50)
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
AwardsWhitehead Prize (2002)
Senior Berwick Prize (2008)
L.M.S.
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsImperial College London
Harvard University
ThesisThe Levels of Modular Representations (1995)
Doctoral advisorRichard Taylor
Doctoral studentsDaniel Snaith
Toby Gee

He obtained a B.A. degree (Parts I & II) in Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Senior Wrangler (achiever of the highest mark), and went on to complete the C.A.S.M.. He then completed his dissertation, entitled The levels of modular representations, under the supervision of Richard Taylor,[1] for which he was awarded a Ph.D. degree.

He took a lectureship at Imperial College London in 1998, a readership in 2002, and was appointed to a professorship in 2004. From October to December 2002 he held a visiting professorship at Harvard University, having previously worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1995), the University of California Berkeley (1996-7), and the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris (2000).[2]

He was awarded a Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society in 2002 for "his distinguished work in number theory",[3] and the Senior Berwick Prize in 2008.[4] While attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe he competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad, where he won a bronze medal in 1986 and a gold medal with a perfect score in 1987.

In 2017, he launched an ongoing "virtual student" project which promoted the use of computer proof verification systems in future pure mathematics research.[5] [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kevin Buzzard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Curriculum vitae, Kevin Buzzard. 2012. [pdf]
  3. ^ "Citation for Kevin Mark Buzzard".
  4. ^ "LMS Prizewinners". Archived from the original on August 4, 2007.
  5. ^ "Xena". Xena.
  6. ^ "Lean Library currently studying for a degree at Imperial College : kbuzzard/xena". March 23, 2019 – via GitHub.

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