Professor Nick Higham has been awarded the IMA Gold Medal 2020 by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Gold Medals are awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications over a period of years, with nominations being considered every two years.
Contributions that can be considered vary greatly and might take the form of the building up of a research group of exceptional merit; notable contributions to the application of mathematical techniques; or outstanding contributions to the improvement of the teaching of mathematics.
Nick joins a distinguished list of 23 previous recipients, and is the second winner from the Department of Mathematics: Professor Fritz Ursell was awarded the Gold Medal in 1994.
You can read the full prize citation for Professor Higham, and more information about the award on the IMA website.