Martin T. Barlow

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Martin Thomas Barlow FRS FRSC (born 16 June 1953 in London) is a British mathematician who is professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Canada since 1992.[1]


Barlow is the son of Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow (1916–2006) and his wife Yvonne.[2] He is thus the grandson of Alan Barlow, and his wife Nora (née Darwin), through whom he is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is the nephew of Horace Barlow (also FRS and Fellow of Trinity). In 1994 he married Colleen McLaughlin.[2]

He was educated Sussex House School, St Paul's School, London, Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1975, Diploma 1976, ScD 1993); University College of Swansea (PhD).[1][2]

Barlow worked as a research fellow of the University of Liverpool 1978–1980. He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1979–1992. He worked in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge 1981–1985 and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow 1985–1992.[1]


His mathematical interests include probability, Brownian motion and fractal sets.

He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1984.[1][3] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005.[4] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[5] His doctoral students include Steven N. Evans.[6]


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  2. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today. 2011. p. 87.
  3. ^ "Rollo Davidson Awards 1976 - 2010". Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  4. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Society". Royal Society. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-03.
  6. ^ Martin Thomas Barlow at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • ‘BARLOW, Prof. Martin Thomas’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010 accessed 21 May 2011

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