Dusa McDuff to Receive 2018 Sylvester Medal from The Royal Society

Dusa McDuff, former Member in the School of Mathematics and a program organizer of the Institute’s Program for Women and Mathematics, will receive the 2018 Sylvester Medal, which will be presented at the Royal Society’s Anniversary Day in November 2018.

The award recognizes McDuff’s leading role in the development of the field of symplectic geometry and topology, in addition to her work on many fundamental theorems and continued mentorship of women in mathematics.

The Sylvester Medal, first awarded in 1901, was created in memory of the mathematician James Joseph Sylvester, a Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford in the 1880s.

Read more about the award from the Royal Society.


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