# Celebrating mathematicians

The 'celebrating mathematicians' concept was born from our work in equality and good practice. We're highlighting prominent mathematicians, both from the UK and around the world.

## Featured mathematician

## Dr Lassina Dembélé

Dr Lassina Dembélé is an Ivorian-Canadian mathematician and researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of number theory. He is also a dedicated teacher and mentor and our Department had the honour to have him as a guest in April 2023.

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## More mathematician heroes:

- Professor Lewis Fry Richardson

He was an English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist. He pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting. - Professor Caucher Birkar

A UK-based Iranian Kurdish mathematician and 2018 winner of the Fields Medal for his contributions to algebraic geometry. - Dr Nira Chamberlain

An influential British mathematician and chartered scientist, based in Birmingham. - Professor Ingrid Daubechies

A Belgian physicist and mathematician, and the first woman elected president of the International Mathematical Union. - Professor Clifford Johnson

A US-based scientist, writer and science communicator. - Professor Sir Roger Penrose

An English mathematician, mathematical physicist, philosopher of science and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. - Professor Karen Uhlenbeck

An American mathematician and a founder of modern geometric analysis. - Women in maths

A list of celebrated women mathematicians compiled as part of the Women in Maths Day celebrations in May 2021.

These are previous mathematician heroes and do not work for the department.