# Prof Alex Wilkie - personal details

## Contact details

**Role: **
Professor (FRS)

**Email: **

**Tel: **
0161 275-5858

**Location: **
Alan Turing Building-2.137

School of Mathematics

The University of Manchester

Manchester

M13 9PL

**Websites**

## Biography

**I am the Fielden Professor of Pure Mathematics, in the School of Mathematics, at the University of Manchester. Within the School I am in the Mathematical Logic Research Group.**

**I obtained my B Sc (in mathematics) with first class honours from University College London in 1969, my M Sc (in mathematical logic) from the University of London in 1970, and my Ph D (thesis title: Models of Number Theory) from Bedford college London in 1972.**

**I was then appointed as a lecturer in mathematics at Leicester University (1972-3), then a reserach fellow in mathematics at the Open University (1973-8), and this was followed by two periods as a junior lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University (1978-80 and 1981-2). I spent the year in between (1980-1) as a visiting assistant professor at Yale University.**

I**n October 1982 I was appointed as a research fellow in the department of mathematics at the University of Paris VII (Jussieu), but returned to England the following year to take up a three year SERC (now EPSRC) advanced research fellowship at the (Victoria) University of Manchester. I held this position for two years before being appointed, in 1984, as a lecturer in the department of mathematics. But I remained in Manchester for just one more year before mov**i**ng to Oxford to take up the readership in mathematical logic there which had become vacant upon the retirement of Robin Gandy. This was 1986 and I remained in Oxford for the next 21 years before moving back to Manchester to take up my present post.**

**I have**** also held brief visiting positions at several universities around the world, the longest being a three month visiting professorship at the University of California (at Berkeley) in 1986.**

**I have twice addressed the International Congress of Mathematicians (45 minute talks in 1986 and 1998)**, **and also given talks at the British Mathematical colloquium on two occasions (40 minute talks in 1990 and 2003).**

**I recieved the Karp Prize (the highest award made-every five years- by the Association of Symbolic Logic) jointly with E. Hrushovski in 1993.**

**I was elected to the Council of the London Mathematical Society in 2007, and elected vice-president of the Association for Symbolic Logic in 2006.**

** I was elected a Fellow of the Royal society (FRS) in 2001.**