Professor Stuart White, Tutorial Fellow in Mathematics at St John’s, has been awarded a Whitehead Prize in recognition of his contributions to the structure and classification theory of nuclear C*- algebras and their interplay with von Neumann algebras.

Professor Stuart WhiteThe Whitehead Prize is a prestigious award given annually to mathematicians working in the UK in the first 15 years of their postdoctoral career. It is named after the distinguished mathematician J. H. C. Whitehead, who was previously a professor at Oxford.

After his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Professor White spent a year at Texas A&M University as a postdoc, before returning to spend 12 years in Scotland at the University of Glasgow and subsequently joining St John’s in 2019. His research interests centre on C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras, especially in the interplay and transfer of ideas between them and how this leads to classification results.

Professor White commented, 'I am delighted to receive the Whitehead Prize this year, and would like to thank the London Mathematical Society for this honour'.

The citation for the award can be found here.

Please join us in congratulating Professor White for this outstanding achievement!