Professor Dominic Joyce FRS
Dominic Joyce is a mathematician who studies manifolds — curved spaces of a given dimension. His particular interest lies in the study of geometrical structures known as special holonomy groups. Dominic’s research provided the first examples of, the now eponymous, compact Joyce manifolds, which have in turn contributed to theoretical physics and specifically the development of string theory.
His recent work has also focused on the identification and study of singularities in calibrated submanifolds. In this area, Dominic has developed a general theory for the special class of isolated conical singularities.
Dominic has received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of his work, including the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 1997, the Adams Prize in mathematics of the University of Cambridge in 2004, and the Young Mathematicians Prize of the European Mathematical Society in 2000.
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