Sarah Hart appointed Gresham Professor of Geometry

Sarah Hart appointed Gresham Professor of Geometry

Saturday 2 May 2020

Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution, have announced the appointment of Sarah Hart, Vice-President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, as Gresham Professor of Geometry. Sarah Hart will be the first woman to hold the position in its 423-year history.

Professor Hart is Professor of Mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London, with specialist research interests in group theory. She is a keen mathematics communicator, speaking to a wide variety of audiences at numerous public lectures as well as talks in schools; she has also appeared regularly in the media.

The Geometry Professorship is one of the original seven Gresham Professorships established in Thomas Gresham’s will of 1575. As Gresham Professor of Geometry Sarah will continue the College’s tradition of delivering free public lectures within the City of London and beyond. These lectures, as all Gresham lectures, will be live-streamed, and along with past lectures are freely available to view on the College’s website: . In 2020-21, Professor Hart will be lecturing on Mathematics in Music and Writing, part of a three-year exploration of Mathematics, Culture and Creativity.

We all offer Sarah our sincere congratulations on this prestigious appointment.