Department of Mathematics


Royal Society University Research Fellowship for Dr Nicholas Simm

Dr Nicholas Simm

Dr Nicholas Simm, Research Fellow in Mathematics, has received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship for 2018. His research area is ‘Random matrix theory and log-correlated Gaussian fields’. 

The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding early career scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.

Dr Simm said: "Getting the Royal Society URF marks a major milestone in my mathematical career. It's one of the most prestigious fellowships available to scientists at my career stage and will allow me to begin developing a research group in my area. I am delighted to receive this award."

"My research will focus on random matrices. These are fascinating mathematical objects that have a habit of appearing in many areas which at first seem unrelated such as probability, prime numbers or quantum mechanics. I am driven by how this interdisciplinary field can help us to understand the bigger scientific picture in mathematics."

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By: Justine Charles
Last updated: Friday, 14 December 2018