Kevin Buzzard | |
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Born | 21 September 1968 |

Alma mater | Trinity College, Cambridge |

Awards | Whitehead Prize (2002) Senior Berwick Prize (2008) L.M.S. |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Imperial College London Harvard University |

Thesis | The Levels of Modular Representations (1995) |

Doctoral advisor | Richard Taylor |

Doctoral students | Daniel Snaith Toby Gee |

**Kevin Mark Buzzard** (born 21 September 1968) is a British mathematician and currently a Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London. He specialises in algebraic number theory.

## Biography

While attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe he competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad, where he won a bronze medal in 1986 and a gold medal with a perfect score in 1987.

He obtained a B.A. degree (Parts I & II) in Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Senior Wrangler (achiever of the highest mark), and went on to complete the C.A.S.M. He then completed his dissertation, entitled *The levels of modular representations*, under the supervision of Richard Taylor,^{[1]} for which he was awarded a Ph.D. degree.

He took a lectureship at Imperial College London in 1998, a readership in 2002, and was appointed to a professorship in 2004. From October to December 2002 he held a visiting professorship at Harvard University, having previously worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1995), the University of California Berkeley (1996-7), and the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris (2000).^{[2]}

He was awarded a Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society in 2002 for "his distinguished work in number theory",^{[3]} and the Senior Berwick Prize in 2008.^{[4]}

In 2017, he launched an ongoing "virtual student" project which promoted the use of computer proof verification systems in future pure mathematics research.^{[5]}^{[6]}

He is invited to give a highly prestigious plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2022.^{[7]}

## References

**^**Kevin Buzzard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Curriculum vitae, Kevin Buzzard. 2012. [pdf]**^**"Citation for Kevin Mark Buzzard". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2007-02-02.**^**"LMS Prizewinners". Archived from the original on August 4, 2007.**^**"Xena".*Xena*.**^**"Lean Library currently studying for a degree at Imperial College : kbuzzard/xena". March 23, 2019 – via GitHub.**^**"ICM invitation".*ICM*.