**Distinguished Lecture Series 2024: James Maynard (Oxford)**

**20 – 22 March 2024**

School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Fry Building, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG

Organised in collaboration with the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK

**James Maynard,** Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK

James Maynard is one of the recipients of the 2022 Fields Medals at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki. The Fields Medal is one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics. It is awarded every four years to recognise outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.

James is a professor of number theory at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. He was an undergraduate in Cambridge, did his DPhil in Oxford, and have done postdoctoral work in Montreal, Berkeley, Princeton and Oxford before joining the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. His main research interest is in analytic number theory, particularly the distribution of prime numbers. In his research he uses a blend of ideas from analysis, combinatorics and algebra to try to answer old questions in number theory.

**Lecture 1:** Wednesday 20 March 2024 (16:00 – 17:00)

**Lecture 2:** Thursday 21 March 2024 (16:00 – 17:00)

**Lecture 3: **Friday 22 March 2024 (15:00 – 16:00)

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