Professor Donald Andrew Dawson FRS
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Donald Dawson played a foundational role in initiating and developing the notions of measure valued Markov process and stochastic partial differential equation. These infinite dimensional models are of central interest to pure mathematicians working in probability and at the same time identify a powerful framework for articulating and studying models of large populations that diffuse and reproduce. These methods underpin parts of computational genetics. He has made many other deep contributions to probability. He has served as President of the Bernoulli Society, Director of the Fields Institute, and was a member of the EPSRC International Review of UK Mathematics.