The annual JPBM award was established in 1988, and rewards and encourages communicators who bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences.

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chris Budd has received the award for his passionate popularisation of mathematics. He has inspired people of all ages through his positions at Gresham College, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has also written many books and worked with science festivals and schools, including founding the Bath Taps into Science Festival.

“Communicating mathematics is very much a team effort”

Chris said: “I am very greatly honored to receive the Communications Award from the JPBM. As an applied mathematician, I love doing mathematics and applying mathematics to the real world.

“I think that it is equally important that we, as a community, communicate mathematics as widely as we possibly can. Communicating mathematics is very much a team effort, and it is a pleasure to acknowledge the many wonderful mathematics communicators that I have worked with over the years, and especially all of my 'communicating mathematics' students, who I hope, and expect, will be the mathematics communicators of the future.”

“It is a special pleasure to me that one of the supporters of this award is SIAM, a wonderful organisation and I am honored that they acknowledge my work in communicating mathematics with this amazing prize.”