Martin T. Barlow

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Martin Thomas Barlow FRS FRSC (born 16 June 1953 in London) is a British mathematician who is professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Canada since 1992. [1]



Barlow is the son of Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow (1916–2006) and his wife Yvonne. [2] He is thus the grandson of Alan Barlow, and his wife Nora (née Darwin), through whom he is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is the nephew of Horace Barlow (also FRS and Fellow of Trinity). In 1994 he married Colleen McLaughlin. [2]

He was educated Sussex House School, St Paul's School, London, Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1975, Diploma 1976, ScD 1993); University College of Swansea (PhD). [1] [2]

Barlow worked as a research fellow of the University of Liverpool 1978–1980. He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1979–1992. He worked in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge 1981–1985 and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow 1985–1992. [1]


His mathematical interests include probability, Brownian motion and fractal sets.

His doctoral students include Steven N. Evans. [3]


He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1984. [1] [4] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998. [1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005. [5] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. [6] In 2018 the Canadian Mathematical Society listed him in their inaugural class of fellows. [7]

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