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New Dean for Faculty of Science

Professor Jens Marklof

Press release issued: 8 June 2018

The University of Bristol has appointed a new Dean for the Faculty of Science.

Professor Jens Marklof, currently Head of the University’s School of Mathematics, will step up to the new role on August 1.

Specialising in mathematical physics, Professor Marklof’s main research interests include dynamical systems theory, quantum chaos, and equidistribution problems in number theory.

After his undergraduate degree from Hamburg and PhD from Ulm, Germany, he held postdoctoral positions at Hewlett-Packard, the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge, the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and LPTMS Orsay.

He moved to Bristol permanently in 1999.

Professor Marklof delivered a plenary address at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics in Prague 2009, and was an invited section speaker at the International Congress of Mathematics 2014 in Seoul.

Major awards include an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, the LMS Whitehead Prize, a Leverhulme Prize and an ERC Advanced Grant. In 2015 Marklof was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.

Professor Marklof said: “Bristol's Faculty of Science is home to an exceptional number of world-leading research centres, and one of the top destinations for students from the UK and across the globe.

“It's a real privilege to be part of such a successful team. I am looking forward to working with our students and staff to create an exciting, supportive environment for learning and discovery.”

Professor Tim Gallagher, outgoing Dean of Science, said: “I am very excited about Jens’ appointment. He will bring integrity, talent and experience into the role.”

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, added: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jens Marklof FRS as our new Dean of Science and look forward to working closely with him over the years ahead.”


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