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Michael V. Berry

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Michael V. Berry (b. 1941 in Frimley, U.K.) is Melville Wills Professor (emertitus) (homepage) in the Physics Department of the University of Bristol, U.K., where he has been since 1965. He is also an Associate and Senior Associate Editor for the DLMF project.

Berry has published numerous papers on theoretical physics, mainly in quantum mechanics and optics and including the development of associated mathematics, especially asymptotics and geometry.

Berry has received many awards for his work in physics. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982, and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005. He was knighted in 1996. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, in 1986, of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1990, of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000.

Berry is coauthor of the following DLMF chapter

Berry was a member of the original editorial committee for the DLMF project, in existence from the mid-1990’s to the mid-2010’s. During this time he served as Associate Editor with responsibilities for all aspects of the project. The original committee was reconstituted in 2015; for details see About the Project.

Berry was named a Senior Associate Editor of the DLMF in November 2015.