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Particularly mathematical Birthday Honours 2013

The Birthday Honours 2013 have been announced, and an extensive list has been posted on Wikipedia. The big name is Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority and inaugural presenter of More or Less, who is knighted “for services to Economics and Economic Policy”. Apart from this, the list on Wikipedia contains one other mention of maths or stats that I spotted, John C. Butcher, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Auckland, was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit “for services to mathematics”. His website lists his research interests as “numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations”.

That’s all that I can see, which doesn’t compare well with the nine particularly mathematical New Years Honours this year. Does anyone have any to add?

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UK Government Birthday Honours lists 2013.

New Zealand Birthday Honours lists 2013.

2013 Birthday Honours on Wikipedia.

4 Responses to “Particularly mathematical Birthday Honours 2013”

  1. Avatar Peter Rowlett

    The RSS website adds John Hills, professor of Social Policy and director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, knighted for services to social policy development; Nigel Shadbolt, co-founder of the Open Data Institute (with Sir Tim Berners-Lee), awarded a knighthood; and Shirlen Albert Forbes, chief statistician of Turks and Caicos Islands, who received a British Empire Medal for services to the development of statistics.


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