Three days ago the Australian Academy of Sciences announced the recipients of its 2019 Honorific Awards (Twitter, Webpage). Among them is Professor Geordie Williamson FAA FRS (Wikipedia), Mathematician at the University of Sydney (Homepage), who receives the Christopher Heyde Medal. The Australian Academy of Sciences states: Professor Williamson is a world leader in the field of … Continue reading "2019 Christopher Heyde Medal"
The Wolf Prize in one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics (Wikipedia entry). This year’s laureates are Prof. Gregory Lawler (Wikipedia, Homepage) and Prof. Jean Francois le Gall (Wikipedia, Homepage). The corresponding press release of the EMS may be found here.
The DMV awarded the Cantor medal to Hélène Esnault from the FU Berlin (press release). The Cantor medal is the most important prize the DMV awards.
The Geometry Prize 2018 of the Mathematical Society of Japan was awarded to Shouhei Honda for his work on Geometric analysis on convergence of Riemannian manifolds and to Yuji Odaka for his work on Study on K-stability and moduli theory.
Ten days ago the winners of the Breakthrough Prize 2019 were announced (press release, AMS Blog). In mathematics the award goes to Vincent Lafforgue for “ground-breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program in the function field case”. Further, the New Horizons Prize in mathematics goes to Chenyang Xu for “major … Continue reading "Breakthrough Prize 2019"
Luis Caffarelli (wikipedia, homepage) from the University of Texas at Austin will receive the Shaw Prize 2018 in Mathematics (press release) for “his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations such as the Monge–Ampère equation, and free-boundary problems such as the obstacle problem, work that has influenced … Continue reading "Shaw Prize 2018"
The ICM 2018 is currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Here are the prize winners of the IMU prizes and of the K-theory foundation, and the new IMU Executive Committee. The Fields medallists 2018 are Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze, and Akshay Venkatesh. There are also many more prizes and medals that are … Continue reading "News around the ICM 2018"
Several prizes have been awarded in the past few weeks to mathematicians. Kyoto Prize The Kyoto Prize 2018 in the category Basic Sciences was awarded to Masaki Kashiwara from the RIMS at Kyoto University. (announcement) The Kyoto Prize is awarded annually to “those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind” … Continue reading "Prizes, prizes, prizes"
The Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics goes this year to Assaf Naor “for his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms.”
The award ceremony is certainly not what mathematicians are used to, and there are certainly many things that one can say for and against such monstrous awards and the ambience around. In any case, if you‘d like to see the ceremony, the math part starts at 1:22:30. The breakthrough prize for 2018 was given to … Continue reading "Breakthrough Prize for higher-dimensional geometry"