SALT LAKE CITY – Christopher Hacon, a professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, was elected to the Royal Society of London.
London-born Hacon is one of 50 outstanding scientists elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society along with 10 foreign members in 2019.
The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the oldest national scientific institution in the world , The Society has appointed some 1,600 fellows and international members, including some 80 Nobel Prize winners.
"Of course it's a great honor to be elected to the Royal Society and I'm very happy and excited for the positive light she's throwing on me research and my department," Hacon said in a statement. [1
According to the biography site of the Royal Society, Christopher Hacon is a mathematician specializing in the field of algebraic geometry, which, to put it simply, is a branch of mathematics involving the In collaboration with its co-authors, Hacon has demonstrated many fundamental results on the geometry of higher-dimensional algebraic varieties, including the famous result of finite generation of canonical rings. "
The President of the Royal Society, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, said in a press release, "Im Lau In the long history of royal society, our community is a constant thread and the substance from which our goal has been realized: to use science for the benefit of humanity.
Ramakrishnan added, "That's it. With great honor, I welcome them as Fellows of the Royal Society.
Most recently, Hacon was awarded the Breakthrough Prize 2018, a prize awarded in 2012 by the founders of Google, Facebook and the personal genomics company 23andMe.
The award also honors Hacon's work in algebraic geometry, which was shared with James McKernan of the University of California at San Diego for a $ 3 million prize.
Hacon ha s was also awarded the EH Moore Research Article Prize 2016; the Distinguished Science and Creative Research Award 2015 of U .; the 2011 Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in Mathematics, Mechanics, and Applications, and the 2007 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra and the 2007 Clay Research Award.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and A member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hacon and other newly elected scholarship holders will officially join the Society in July when they will sign the chartbook and commitment of Royal Society scholarship holders.
The University of Utah has further links with the Royal Society of London.
Ramakrishnan, his current president, is Nobel Laureate in 2009 and taught at the U. from 1995 to 1999. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003.  Simon Tavaré, who taught at U. from 1978-1981 and 1984-1989, is director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011.
Philip Maini, director of the Wolfson Center for Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford, taught at The U. From 1988 to 1990 The Royal Society in 2015.
John Knox was a leader in the field of gas chromatography and started out to work on a sabbatical scholarship in 1964 with liquid chromatography. He was elected in 1984 as a Fellow of the Royal Society. He died in 2018.