Emeritus Fellow Professor David Rodney (Roger) Heath-Brown received the Sylvester Medal for his many important contributions to the study of prime numbers and solutions to equations in integers.
“My research area involves a combination of ideas from geometry and number theory, and has seen tremendous growth over the past twenty years or more,” said Professor Heath-Brown. “As a result, we are seeing solutions to long-standing problems that would never have been possible before.”
The Sylvester Medal is awarded annually for outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics. The award was created in memory of the mathematician James Joseph Sylvester FRS (PDF), who was Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford in the 1880s. It was first awarded in 1901.
Learn more on the University of Oxford website.