Euan Spence has received a Whitehead Prize from the London Mathematical Society (one of the main learned societies for mathematics in the UK).

At most six Whitehead Prizes are awarded every year to UK-based mathematicians (from all areas of mathematics) who have fewer than 15 years of involvement in mathematics at post-doctoral level.

The prize was awarded to Euan because of his "profound contributions to the theoretical understanding and design of numerical algorithms for wave propagation and scattering at high frequency, particularly through the development and application of methods from the world of semiclassical analysis"; read the full citation here.

Euan said: "Ever since I joined the London Mathematical Society as PhD student, it's been a dream of mine to win a Whitehead Prize; I'm therefore very excited and honoured to receive one. I'd especially like to thank all my fantastic research collaborators and everyone who arranged and supported my nomination for the prize".

Paul Milewski, Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences, said "I am delighted that Euan was one of the winners of the 2022 Whitehead Prize awarded by the LMS. This is the most prestigious mid career award for all of mathematics the UK".

The full list of winners with long citations is available here.