Professor Peter Sarnak has been awarded the 2023 Stockholm University Honorary Doctorate along with Jim Albrecht, Ian Brooks, Richard Dyer, Jan Ellenberg, Janet Gornick, Birke Häcker, Susanne Ljung, Janet M. Thornton and Susan Vroman. The awarding of an honorary doctorate is an expression of the University's appreciation of outstanding contributions in one or more of the University's areas of academic activity.
The citation notes that Sarnak's work in number theory and mathematical analysis is famous for great depth and tremendous breadth, with a vision that has shaped whole lines of research, including applications such as expander graphs and quantum computing. He has served for many years as editor of the preeminent journals, notably Annals of mathematics. His honours include the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (2014) and the Sylvester Medal (2019). He is a Fellow of the (UK) Royal Society and a Member of the (US) National Academy of Sciences, and he has also worked to develop the mathematical sciences in his native South Africa."
The honorary doctorates will be conferred at the Inauguration and Conferment Ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, September 29, 2023.