Ben Walker (Mathematics, 2013) is among the recipients of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)'s 2021 Awards for established mathematical biologists, winning the H. D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award.
This Award recognises a graduate student who is making outstanding scientific contributions to mathematical biology during doctoral studies. Ben is being honored for outstanding contributions modelling flagella and Leishmania and numerical analysis of swimming, and also for his future as a bright leader in the field. He will receive a certificate at the SMB Ceremony at the Annual Meeting.
Additional congratulations go to Ben for being awarded the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Prize. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is a British Research Council that provides government funding for grants to undertake research and postgraduate degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, mainly to universities in the United Kingdom.
Ben is well known to many in the Wadham community for his regular involvement in the PROMYS Europe Maths summer school and, as a rower, with Wadham College Boat Club.