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Nick Woodhouse appointed CBE

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Congratulations to former CMI president Nick Woodhouse who has been appointed Commander of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year Honours List for services to mathematics.

Nick has had a distinguished career as both a researcher and a leading administrator in the University of Oxford. His research has been at the interface between mathematics and physics, initially in relativity, and later in more general connections between geometry and physical theory, notably via twistor theory.  In parallel he led the Mathematical Institute in Oxford at a time of major expansion and was the leading figure in the Institute's move to the Andrew Wiles Building.

His time as President of the Clay Mathematics Institute saw its profile and influence increase and its roster of talented Clay Research Fellows grow.