Award winners : Sylvester Medal

1 | Award winner | Citation | Year |
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2 | Timothy Gowers | For his groundbreaking results in the theory of Banach spaces, pure combinatorics, and additive number theory. | 2016 |

3 | Ben Green | For his famous result on primes in arithmetic progression, and his subsequent proofs of a number of spectacular theorems over the last five to ten years. | 2014 |

4 | John Toland | For his original theorems and remarkable discoveries in nonlinear partial differential equations, including applications to water waves. | 2012 |

5 | Graeme Segal | For his highly influential and elegant work on the development of topology, geometry and quantum field theory, bridging the gap between physics and pure mathematics | 2010 |

6 | John Ball | For his seminal work in mechanics and nonlinear analysis and his encouragement of mathematical research in developing countries | 2009 |

7 | Peter Swinnerton-Dyer | For his fundamental work in arithmetic geometry and his many contributions to the theory of ordinary differential equations. | 2006 |

8 | Lennart Carleson | For his deep and fundamental contributions to mathematics in the field of analysis and complex dynamics. His most spectacular achievement was the proof of the convergence almost everywhere of the Fourier Series of square integrable and continuous function | 2003 |

9 | Nigel James Hitchin | For his important contributions to many parts of differential geometry combining this with complex geometry, integrable systems and mathematical physics interweaving the most modern ideas with the classical literature. | 2000 |

10 | Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter | For his achievements in geometry, notably projective geometry, non-euclidean geometry and the analysis of spatial shapes and patterns, and for his substantial contributions to practical group-theory which pervade much modern mathematics. | 1997 |

11 | Peter Whittle | For his major distinctive contributions to time series analysis, to optimisation theory, and to a wide range of topics in applied probability theory and the mathematics of operational research. | 1994 |

12 | KF Roth | For his many contributions to number theory and in particular his solution of the famous problem concerning approximating algebraic numbers by rationals. | 1991 |

13 | CTC Wall | For his contributions to the topology of manifolds and related topics in algebra and geometry. | 1988 |

14 | John Griggs Thompson | For his fundamental contributions leading to the complete classification of all finite simple groups. | 1985 |

15 | John Frank Adams | For his solution of several outstanding problems of algebraic topology and of the methods he invented for this purpose which have proved of prime importance in the theory of the subject. | 1982 |

16 | Graham Higman | For his distinguished and profoundly influential contributions to the theory of finite and infinite groups. | 1979 |

17 | David George Kendall | For his many distinguished contributions to probability theory and its applications. | 1976 |

18 | John William Scott Cassels | For his numerous important contributions to the theory of numbers. | 1973 |

19 | George Frederick James Temple | For his many distinguished contributions to applied mathematics, especially in his work on distribution theory. | 1970 |

20 | Harold Davenport | For his many distinguished contributions to the theory of numbers. | 1967 |

21 | Mary Lucy Cartwright | For her distinguished contributions to analysis and the theory of functions of a real and complex variable. | 1964 |

22 | Philip Hall | For his distinguished researches in algebra. | 1961 |

23 | Maxwell Herman Alexander Newman | For his distinguished contributions to combinatory topology, Boolean algebras and mathematical logic. | 1958 |

24 | Edward Charles Titchmarsh | For his distinguished researches on the Riemann zeta-function, analytical theory of numbers, Fourier analysis, and eigen-function expansions. | 1955 |

25 | Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch | For his outstanding work on almost-periodic functions, the theory of measure and integration and many other topics of theory of functions. | 1952 |

26 | Louis Joel Mordell | For his distinguished researches in pure mathematics, especially for his discoveries in the theory of numbers. | 1949 |

27 | George Neville Watson | For his distinguished contributions to pure mathematics in the field of mathematical analysis and in particular for his work on asymptotic expansion and on general transforms. | 1946 |

28 | John Edensor Littlewood | For his mathematical discoveries and supreme insight in the analytical theory of numbers. | 1943 |

29 | Godfrey Harold Hardy | For his important contributions to many branches of pure mathematics. | 1940 |

30 | Augustus Edward Hough Love | For his researches in classical mathematical physics, particularly the mathematical theories of elasticity and hydro-dynamics. | 1937 |

31 | Bertrand Russell | For his distinguished work on the foundations of mathematics. | 1934 |

32 | Edmund Taylor Whittaker | For his original contributions to both pure and applied mathematics. | 1931 |

33 | William Henry Young | For his contributions to the theory of functions of a real variable. | 1928 |

34 | Alfred North Whitehead | For his researches on the foundations of mathematics. | 1925 |

35 | Tullio Levi-Civita | For his researches in geometry and mechanics. | 1922 |

36 | Percy Alexander MacMahon | For his researches in pure mathematics, especially in connection with the partition of numbers and analysis. | 1919 |

37 | Jean Gaston Darboux | For his distinguished contributions to mathematical science. | 1916 |

38 | James Whitbread Lee Glaisher | For his mathematical researches, especially those in connection with the theory of numbers and the theory of elliptic functions. | 1913 |

39 | Henry Frederick Baker | For his researches in the theory of Abelian functions and for his edition of Sylvesters Collected Works. | 1910 |

40 | Wilhelm Wirtinger | For his contributions to the general theory of functions. | 1907 |

41 | Georg Cantor | For his brilliant researches in the theories of aggregates and of sets of points of the arithmetic continuum, of transfinite numbers, and Fouriers series. | 1904 |

42 | Henri Poincare | For his many and important contributions to mathematical science. | 1901 |