Professor Nigel Hitchin FRS
Nigel Hitchin is one of the leading differential geometers in the country. He has played a prominent role in the remarkable interactions between geometry and physics that are now taking place. His work combines a thorough understanding of classical Riemannian and algebraic geometry together with an imaginative use of new ideas and techniques. He has been especially successful in applying Roger Penrose’s twistor theory to a wide range of interesting problems. He has also made important contributions to the geometric study of solitons and geometric aspects of supersymmetry.
Interest and expertise
hyperkahler geometry, Riemannian geometry, generalized geometry, integrable systems