Oxford Mathematician James Newton has been awarded a UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Future Leaders Fellowship. The scheme supports talented people in universities, businesses, and other research and innovation environments and enables universities and businesses to develop their most talented early career researchers and innovators or to attract new people to their organisations, including from overseas.
James Newton's research interests are in number theory and its interactions with algebra and geometry. His work is focused on arithmetic aspects of the Langlands programme, Galois representations and automorphic forms. James received his PhD from Imperial College London and has done postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, followed by a lectureship at King’s College London. He has recently taken up the position of Associate Professor of Number Theory at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Merton College, Oxford.
James said of his award:
"I am delighted to receive a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. This will enable me to lead a research programme investigating fundamental, fascinating problems in mathematics, in the inspirational environment of the Mathematical Institute at Oxford."