2018 Terry Wall lecture - Taming Infinities - Professor Martin Hairer (Imperial College, London)

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Friday 19th October 2018 / Venue: Rotblat Lecture Theatre Chadwick Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Research
  • Suitable for: Staff and students interested in Pure Mathematics
  • Admission: Free
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The Terry Wall Lecture 2018 entitled “Taming Infinities” will be delivered by Professor Martin Hairer from Imperial College, London.

The Terry Wall Lecture is an annual lecture on a topic in Pure Mathematics (broadly construed) by an internationally distinguished speaker. The lecture is named in honour of Professor Terry Wall FRS, Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Liverpool from 1965 until his retirement in 1999. During this time he served terms as Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics and as President of the London Mathematical Society. His research has been recognised by a number of prestigious awards and honours, including the Senior Whitehead Prize and the Pólya Prize of the LMS, the Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society, and election as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Professor Martin Hairer received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Geneva under the direction of Jean-Pierre Eckmann, after a BSc in Mathematics (1998) and an MSc in Physics (1998) at the same University. Before his current appointment at Imperial College London, he held positions at Warwick and at the Courant Institute (New York). Among many other honours, he was awarded the Whitehead prize in 2008, he became fellow of the Royal Society in 2014, and in the same year he was awarded the Fields medal, which is broadly considered the highest recognition for a mathematician.

Professor Hairer has worked in the areas of probability, real and stochastic analysis. His Fields medal award reads "for his outstanding contributions to the theory of stochastic partial differential equations, and in particular for the creation of a theory of regularity structures for such equations".