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Professor Jon Keating appointed new Chair of Heilbronn Institute

24 August 2015

Professor Jon Keating has been appointed Chair of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary in October this year.

The Heilbronn Institute is a major national centre for mathematics research. A partnership between several universities and Government, it brings together high-calibre mathematicians from various disciplines to conduct research into key areas of mathematics.  Bristol is the principal partnering university and the Institute‘s main home is here.

Past and present contributors to the Institute’s work have included many past and present distinguished mathematicians, including 10 Fellows of the Royal Society.

The Institute currently has around 44 core members, including established researchers on secondment from universities throughout the UK and over 20 Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Members’ fields of expertise include topics in number theory, algebraic geometry, algebra, combinatorics, probability, quantum information, computational statistics and statistical learning.

In the ten years since its inception, the Institute has welcomed secondees from more than 20 universities. It organises a two-day annual conference as well as numerous workshops and ‘Heilbronn Days’, which attract international mathematicians of the highest distinction. There are strong links between the Institute’s research interests and those of the University’s School of Mathematics.

Professor Keating said: ‘The Institute has gained a formidable reputation for high-quality research since its establishment in October 2005. We intend to continue to make lasting contributions to mathematical research in the UK, and to support the development of researchers at all stages of their careers.’

Professor Keating was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2009 and is a former EPSRC Senior Research Fellow. He was awarded the London Mathematical Society’s Frölich Prize in 2010 and currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and a Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship. He takes up his new role on 1 September 2015. 

The Institute welcomes enquiries from organisations and individuals relating to potential collaborations. Please contact Chrystal Cherniwchan for further information.

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