Kevin Buzzard

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Kevin Buzzard
Kevin buzzard in 2007.jpg
Born (1968-09-21) 21 September 1968 (age 45)
Fields Mathematics
Institutions

Imperial College London

Harvard University
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Thesis The Levels of Modular Representations (1995)
Doctoral advisor Richard Taylor
Doctoral students Daniel Snaith
Toby Gee
Notable awards Whitehead Prize (2002)
L.M.S.

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

He obtained a B.A. degree (Parts I & II) in Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went subsequently 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 earned a gold medal with a perfect score at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

He was notably advisor to the musician Dan Snaith, who records as Caribou. His favourite number is 65537.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Buzzard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Curriculum vitae, Kevin Buzzard. 2005. [pdf]
  3. ^ Citation for Kevin Mark Buzzard
  4. ^ LMS Prizewinners
  5. ^ Sevenoaks School 2011.

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