Professor Nigel Hitchin awarded Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Professor Nigel Hitchin awarded Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations to Honorary Fellow and former St Catz Maths tutor (1979-1990), Professor Nigel Hitchin, who has been awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for his contributions to geometry, representation theory and theoretical physics.

The Master of St Catz, Professor Roger Ainsworth commented, "In giving me the news, the Head of Maths said 'I imagine that St Catherine's is one of the places that will take justifiable pride in this great achievement', which is most certainly the case."

The Shaw Prize was founded by Run Run Shaw, the father of St Catz alum Dr Vee Meng Shaw (1953, Law).