EMS PhD Thesis Prize
Starting in 2019, the society periodically awards an EMS PhD Thesis Prize for the best PhD thesis in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics or statistics.
The EMS PhD Thesis Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Dr Leonardo Tolomeo of the Mathematisches Institut der Universität Bonn (PhD, University of Edinburgh) for his outstanding thesis ‘Stochastic dispersive PDEs with additive space-time white noise’.
Previous winners of the PhD Thesis Prize is Dr Soheyla Feyzbakhsh in 2019.
Periodically, the Society awards the Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize to an outstanding early-career mathematician having a specified connection with Scotland.
The Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Dr Ben Davison of the University of Edinburgh in recognition of his outstanding research achievements in the fields of enumerative counting invariants in algebraic geometry and non-commutative algebra.
Previous winners of the Whittaker Prize include Dr Michela Ottobre in 2019 Dr Arend Bayer in 2016, Dr Stuart White in 2013, and Prof Agata Smoktunowicz in 2009.
The society will award both prizes again in 2023.
EMS Impact Prize
Introduced in 2021, the Impact Prize recognises the contribution of individuals, teams or partnerships whose work in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics or statistics has had outstanding, demonstrable impact or influence in fields beyond the mathematical sciences.
The EMS Impact Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Professor Marian Scott OBE and Professor Andrew Cairns.
Marian Scott is Professor of environmental Statistics at the university of Glasgow. She is an applied statistician with broad research interests. Her current projects span archaeology and radiocarbon dating, measuring animal welfare and quality of life and more widely, the environment, whether that be air pollution and health, or water quality in lakes and rivers.
Andrew Cairns is Professor of actuarial mathematics at Heriot Watt University. His work on the development of models for mortality and longevity has produced quantitative tools now adopted as the industry standard in the pensions and life insurance industry.
For PhD Prize rules click here.
For Whittaker Prize rules click here.
For EMS Impact Prize Rules click here.