The Rollo Davidson Trust

The Trust was founded in 1975 in memory of Rollo Davidson, an accomplished mathematician of remarkable potential, and Fellow-elect of Churchill College, Cambridge, who died on the Piz Bernina in 1970. Initial funding from the Trust came from the royalties of two collections of papers published in 1973/74 by friends and colleagues of Rollo. The Trust awards an annual Prize for young probabilists and has benefited from the continuing association with the Davidson family.

The Rollo Davidson Trustees have pleasure in announcing the award of the Rollo Davidson Prize for 2016 jointly to

Omer Angel (University of British Columbia) for his many contributions to stochastic geometry and in particular to random maps and triangulations

and to

Jean-Christophe Mourrat (ENS Lyon) for significant new results in stochastic homogenization and in singular stochstic partial differential equations and associated scaling limits

and to

Hendrik Weber (University of Warwick) for a series of significant new results in the theory of singular stochastic partial differential equations and associated scaling limits.

The Rollo Davidson Trustees annouce the establishment of the Thomas Bond Sprague Prize. The prize has been made possible through the enthusiasm of and generous donation by Mr David O. Forfar, MA, FFA, to whom the Trustees express their gratitude and appreciation.