Geordie Williamson elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Bonn Research Fellow Geordie Williamson was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the youngest scientist ever to receive that honor. From 2011 to 2016, he was an Advanced Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics and Member of HCM. Since 2017, he is Professor for Mathematics at the University of Sydney and, since 2018, he is Bonn Research Fellow at HCM.

For his fundamental contributions to the field of representation theory, Geordie Williamson already received various prizes including the Chevalley Prize of the American Mathematical Society, the European Mathematics Society Prize, the Clay Research Award and the New Horizons Prize in Mathematics (with Ben Elias). This year, he was invited to give a plenary talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio, Brazil.

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific institution of its kind in the world. The fellowship was founded in 1660 in the UK and has about 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members from the UK and the Commonwealth. Each year, the existing Fellows elect up to 52 new Fellows and up to 10 new Foreign Members from a group of about 700 candidates, who are also proposed by the existing Fellowship.

Sources: Royal Society and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics