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Published: 26 June 2024

From sunspots to traffic jams: explaining real-world patterns scoops major maths prize for Surrey professor

A Surrey mathematician is the first ever UK-based winner of a prestigious international prize. 


The T Brooke Benjamin Prize was awarded for his work to better understand patterns which contribute to a diverse range of phenomena, including stop-and-go traffic jams, weather fronts, sunspots and crime hotspots.

The prize is awarded every two years by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) – the world's largest applied mathematics society – for outstanding work in the field of nonlinear waves.


Professor Lloyd receives his prize at the SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures in Baltimore, USA, on Wednesday 26 June. 


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