10 Facts About Alex Wilkie


Alex Wilkie attended Aylesbury Grammar School and went on to gain his BSc in mathematics with first class honours from University College London in 1969, his MSc from the University of London in 1970, and his PhD from the Bedford College, University of London in 1973 under the supervision of Wilfrid Hodges with a dissertation titled Models of Number Theory.


Alex Wilkie spent two periods as a junior lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University with as a visiting assistant professor at Yale University.


In October 1982 Wilkie was appointed as a research fellow in the department of mathematics at the University of Paris VII, then returned to England the following year to take up a three-year SERC advanced research fellowship at the University of Manchester.


Alex Wilkie remained in this post until appointment to the Fielden Chair at Manchester.


Alex Wilkie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.


Alex Wilkie received the Carol Karp Prize jointly with Ehud Hrushovski in 1993.


Alex Wilkie was elected to the Council of the London Mathematical Society in 2007, vice-president of the Association for Symbolic Logic and president of the Association for Symbolic Logic in 2009.


Alex Wilkie received the Karp Prize again in 2013, jointly with Moti Gitik, Ya'acov Peterzil, Jonathan Pila, and Sergei Starchenko.


Alex Wilkie was an Invited Speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley in 1986 and in Berlin in 1998.


In 2015, Alex Wilkie held the Godel Lecture titled Complex continuations of functions definable in with a diophantine application.