##### Nigel Hitchin

Emeritus Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford University; Professorial Fellow, New College

- Prof. Nigel Hitchin is Emeritus Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University.
- His interests lie in differential and algebraic geometry and their interface with theoretical physics.
- His early career was in Oxford and he returned there in 1997 after holding Chairs in the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge.
- In 2016 he was awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences.