We are pleased to announce that Oxford Mathematician Alison Etheridge has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded In 1780, the Academy’s founders envisioned an organisation that would recognise accomplished individuals and engage them in addressing the greatest challenges facing the young nation. Today, the Academy continues to be both an honorary society, electing new members from the non-profit, private, and public sectors from across the world, and an independent policy organisation with initiatives in the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science.

Alison is Professor of Probability in Oxford, having worked at the Universities of Cambridge, Berkeley, Edinburgh and Queen Mary University London before returning to Oxford. Her interests have ranged from abstract mathematical problems to concrete applications with her recent work focused on mathematical modelling of population genetics.

Alison joins the company of notable members – from the earliest members John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maria Mitchell, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Condoleezza Rice and Joan Baez.