Sir Martin Taylor FRS

Professor Sir Martin Taylor is Warden of Merton College, Oxford University and a Professor of Pure Mathematics. He is Past Vice-President and Physical Secretary of the Royal Society. In 1982 he was awarded the London Mathematical Society's Whitehead Prize and the Adams prize (shared) in 1983.

Professor Taylor was Professor of Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester and, prior to its formation and merger, UMIST where he was appointed to a chair after moving from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1986. Most recently his research has led him to study various aspects of arithmetic geometry: in particular, he and his collaborators have demonstrated how geometric properties of zeros of integral polynomials in many variables can be determined by the behaviour associated L-functions. Professor Taylor read Mathematics at Pembroke College, Oxford, before gaining a PhD at Kings College London.  He became President of the London Mathematical Society in 1998, and in the same year was given an EPSRC Senior Fellowship. In 2003 he received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit award and became Chairman of the International Review of Mathematics (Steering group). Professor Sir Martin Taylor was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours.

Sir Martin Taylor FRS is Chair of the Vision for science and mathematics education 5-19 project committee.

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