Nina Snaith | |
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Born | Nina Claire Snaith |

Awards | Suffrage Science award (2018) Whitehead Prize (2008) |

Scientific career | |

Institutions | University of Bristol |

Thesis | Random Matrix Theory and zeta functions (2000) |

Doctoral advisor | Jonathan Keating^{[1]} |

Website | www |

**Nina Claire Snaith** is a British mathematician at the University of Bristol working in random matrix theory and quantum chaos.

Snaith was educated at the University of Bristol where she received her PhD in 2000^{[2]} for research supervised by Jonathan Keating.^{[1]}

In 1998, Snaith and her then adviser Jonathan Keating conjectured a value for the leading coefficient of the asymptotics of the moments of the Riemann zeta function. Keating and Snaith's guessed value for the constant was based on random-matrix theory, following
a trend that started with Montgomery's pair correlation conjecture. Keating's and Snaith's work extended works^{[3]} by Brian Conrey, Ghosh, and Gonek, also conjectural, based on number theoretic heuristics; Conrey, Farmer, Keating, Rubinstein, and Snaith later conjectured the lower terms in the asymptotics of the moments. Snaith's work appeared in her doctoral thesis *Random Matrix Theory and zeta functions*.^{[1]}

In 2008, Snaith was awarded the London Mathematical Society's Whitehead Prize.

In 2014, she delivered the 2014 Hanna Neuman Lecture ^{[4]} to honour the achievements of women in mathematics.

Snaith is the daughter of mathematician Victor SnaithDan Snaith, mostly known by his artistic name Caribou.

and sister of mathematician and musician