Professor James Maynard FRS

Professor James Maynard FRS

Supernumerary Fellow in Mathematics


I am a professor of number theory at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. I was an undergraduate in Cambridge, did my DPhil in Oxford, and have done postdoctoral work in Montreal, Berkeley, Princeton and Oxford before joining the faculty at the Mathematical Institute.

Research Interests

My main research interest is in analytic number theory, particularly the distribution of prime numbers. In my research I use a blend of ideas from analysis, combinatorics and algebra to try to answer old questions in number theory.