Michael Magee Awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

Michael Magee, current von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, has won a Philip Leverhulme Prize for mathematical research, specifically his work on spectral geometry.

At IAS, Magee focuses on operator algebras and random matrix theory in spectral geometry. His work has contributed to resolutions of mathematical problems related to hyperbolic surfaces, integration over moduli spaces, and even topics in number theory. 

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been offered since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust.

Each prize is worth £100,000 and may be used for any purpose that advances the prize winner’s research. The prizes awarded across disciplines including biological sciences, history, law, math and statistics, philosophy and theology, and sociology and social policy.