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Adams Prize: Professor Jacques Vanneste

Professor Jacques Vanneste of the School of Mathematics has been awarded one of the University of Cambridge’s oldest prizes.

Professor Jacques Vanneste

The Edinburgh mathematician was awarded the Adams Prize in recognition of his work in the area of fluid mechanics, this year’s prize topic.

First-class research

The Adams Prize is awarded annually to a UK-based researcher, usually under the age of 40, conducting first-class international research in mathematics.

Previous recipients of the prize have included Stephen Hawking and James Clerk Maxwell.

The award, worth around £13,500, is named after the mathematician John Couch Adams.

It commemorates his discovery of the planet Neptune through calculation of the discrepancies in the orbit of Uranus.