Jack Thorne is a mathematician who studies number theory and its interaction with representation theory and the theory of automorphic forms; in brief, the role played by symmetry in solving equations. His most important works include the proof of new cases of functoriality for holomorphic modular forms; the modularity of elliptic curves over any layer of the cyclotomic tower; the existence of Galois representations associated to regular algebraic automorphic forms; and the potential automorphy of local systems on curves over finite fields.
Jack’s work has been recognised by several awards, including a Clay Research Fellowship, the LMS Whitehead Prize and the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. In 2018 he gave an invited address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge