Martin Hairer

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Martin Hairer

Professor Martin Hairer FRS.jpg
Martin Hairer at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2014
Born (1975-11-14) 14 November 1975 (age 43)
EducationCollege Claparede, Geneva[citation needed]
Alma materUniversity of Geneva
Xue-Mei Li (m. 2003)
Scientific career
InstitutionsImperial College London
University of Warwick
New York University[1]
ThesisComportement Asymptotique d'Équations à Dérivées Partielles Stochastiques (2001)
Doctoral advisorJean-Pierre Eckmann[4]
Doctoral students
  • Pavel Bubak
  • David Kelly
  • Charles Manson
  • Sebastian Vollmer
  • Simon Weber [4]

Martin Hairer KBE FRS (born 14 November 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland)[1] is an Austrian mathematician working in the field of stochastic analysis, in particular stochastic partial differential equations. He is Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, having previously held appointments at the University of Warwick and the Courant Institute of New York University.[5][6][7][8] In 2014 he was awarded the Fields Medal,[9] one of the highest honours a mathematician can achieve.[10]


Hairer attended the College Claparede Geneva where he received his high school diploma in 1994, followed by the University of Geneva, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in July 1998, Master of Science in Physics in October 1998 and PhD in Physics under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Eckmann in November 2001.[4][11]

Research and career[edit]

Hairer is one of the world's foremost leaders in the field of stochastic partial differential equations in particular, and in stochastic analysis and stochastic dynamics in general.[12] By bringing new ideas to the subject he made fundamental advances in many important directions such as the study of variants of Hörmander's theorem, systematisation of the construction of Lyapunov functions for stochastic systems, development of a general theory of ergodicity for non-Markovian systems, multiscale analysis techniques, theory of homogenisation, theory of path sampling and, most recently, theory of rough paths and the newly introduced theory of regularity structures.[12]

Under the name HairerSoft, he develops Macintosh software.[13]


Four Fields medallists left to right (Artur Avila, Martin Hairer (at back), Maryam Mirzakhani, with Maryam's daughter Anahita) and Manjul Bhargava at the ICM 2014 in Seoul

Awards and honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Hairer is an Austrian citizen and speaks French, German and English; he married the mathematician Li Xue-mei in 2003.[1][2] His father is Ernst Hairer, a mathematician at the University of Geneva.


  1. ^ a b c d Anon (2016). Hairer, Prof. Martin. Who's Who (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U282027. closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Xue-mei, Li (2017). "Xue-Mei Li: About me".
  3. ^ a b Martin Hairer publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b c Martin Hairer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ a b Warwick Mathematics Institute. "Professor Martin Hairer, FRS". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  6. ^ Eckmann, J. -P.; Hairer, M. (2001). "Uniqueness of the Invariant Measure¶for a Stochastic PDE Driven by Degenerate Noise". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 219 (3): 523. arXiv:nlin/0009028. Bibcode:2001CMaPh.219..523E. doi:10.1007/s002200100424.
  7. ^ Martin Hairer's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Hairer, M.; Mattingly, J. (2006). "Ergodicity of the 2D Navier–Stokes equations with degenerate stochastic forcing". Annals of Mathematics. 164 (3): 993. arXiv:math/0406087. doi:10.4007/annals.2006.164.993.
  9. ^ a b "IMU Prizes 2014". 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ Daniel Saraga: The equation Tamer, in: Horizons, Swiss National Science Foundation No. 103, p. 26–7
  11. ^ "Martin Hairer CV" (PDF).
  12. ^ a b c Anon (2014). "Professor Martin Hairer FRS". London: Royal Society. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the website where:

    All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." --Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies at the Wayback Machine (archived 2016-11-11)

  13. ^ "Audio editor / sound and voice recorder for Mac OS X". HairerSoft. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  14. ^ "Organisation of the Institute for Theoretical Studies – Institute for Theoretical Studies | ETH Zurich". Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  15. ^ Institut Henri Poincaré. "Members' directory". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  16. ^ Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. "Scientific Committee". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  17. ^ Springer. "Probability Theory and Related Fields Probability Theory and Related Fields – Editorial Board". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  18. ^ Springer. "Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications – Editorial Board". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  19. ^ Institute of Mathematical Statistics. "Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  20. ^ Electronic Journal of Probability. "Editorial Team". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  21. ^ Springer. "Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: Analysis and Computations – Editorial Board". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  22. ^ a b c d Hairer, Martin. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  23. ^ Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn. "Lipschitz Lectures". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  24. ^ Columbia University. "Minerva Lectures". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  25. ^ Zuse Institute, Berlin. "Euler-Vorlesung 2014". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  26. ^ Institute of Mathematical Statistics. "Awards – Special Lectures Winners". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  27. ^ University of Buenos Aires. "37th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  28. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (21 October 2013). "Five Warwick mathematicians to speak at ICM 2014". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
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  30. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (29 May 2006). "EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship awarded to Martin Hairer". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  31. ^ Macworld (19 December 2007). "The 23rd Annual Editors' Choice Awards". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  32. ^ London Mathematical Society. "List of LMS prize winners: Whitehead Prize". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  33. ^ London Mathematical Society (4 July 2008). "London Mathematical Society Prizes 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  34. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (6 July 2008). "Martin Hairer receives LMS Whitehead Prize". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  35. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (6 November 2008). "Martin Hairer wins Philip Leverhulme Prize". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  36. ^ "Report of the Leverhulme Trustees 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  37. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (27 November 2012). "Martin Hairer wins Leverhulme Research Leadership Award". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  38. ^ Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (6 November 2013). "Prix Fermat 2013". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  39. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (10 November 2013). "Martin Hairer awarded 2013 Fermat Prize". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  40. ^ Warwick Mathematics Institute (4 February 2014). "Martin Hairer & José Luis Rodrigo win ERC Consolidator grants". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  41. ^ London Mathematical Society. "List of LMS prize winners: Fröhlich Prize". Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  42. ^ 2016 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-11-16.
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  45. ^ Honorary awards

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