Hannah Fry is awarded 2018 Christopher Zeeman Medal
The Councils of the IMA and the LMS have awarded the 2018 Christopher Zeeman Medal to Dr Hannah Fry of University College London for her outstanding contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences.
Hannah Fry is a Senior Lecturer in the mathematics of cities at UCL and an honorary lecturer in the UCL Mathematics Department.
Her podcast series The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry regularly broadcasts to over one million per episode on Radio 4 and has reached the top few places in the UK podcast charts. She has also been an inspiration to girls taking up mathematics.
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Hanna gave one of the two keynote lectures at the MATRIX II Conference organized by MathsWorldUK, the University of Leeds and The National Museum of Mathematics in New York. She also awarded the prizes in the first of the MWUK Schools Video Competitions in 2016.
The Christopher Zeeman Medal was created in honour of Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS (1925–2016), who, in 1978, became the first mathematician to deliver the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures. The medal recognises and acknowledges the contributions of mathematicians involved in engaging with the public in mathematics in the UK. The citation for Hannah Fry calls her a “ truly outstanding ambassador for mathematics and it is fitting that she is awarded this prize in acknowledgment of her remarkable impact.”.