James Maynard obtained his BA and master’s degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University. He then moved to Oxford where he complete a DPhil under the supervision of Professor Heath-Brown. He joined Magdalen as a Fellow by Examination in 2013. In the academic year 2013-2014 he is on leave of absence from Magdalen as a CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal.
James is primarily interested in classical number theory, in particular the distribution of prime numbers. His research focuses on using tools from analytic number theory, particularly sieve methods, to study the primes.
James has taught the undergraduate classes for the Elliptic curves and Analytic Number Theory courses at Oxford.