CAIMS Prize Award 425

Prize Award year: 
2012
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Prof. Day has been given this award for his wide-ranging mathematical contributions to the analysis of diverse evolutionary systems and his fundamental development of new mathematical tools and methodologies to study problems, such as ecological change and infection control.

It is increasingly recognized that evolutionary biology sits at the core of many big questions of current significance, all the way from changes in the ecology of our planet to disease control. And new results in this huge area depend critically on mathematical analysis. Prof. Troy Day is a mathematical biologist whose work over the past 15 years spans the evolution of animal life histories and the reproductive processes, stochastic evolutionary dynamics, the modelling of infectious disease evolution, and, more recently, the mathematical development of general evolutionary theory.