### Abel Prize 2022

The Abel Prize 2022 was awarded to Dennis Sullivan “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects”.

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The Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2022 is awarded to George Lusztig for “groundbreaking contributions to representation theory and related areas.” The Wolf Prize is an international award granted in Israel for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people …”. Wikipedia writes further: “Until the establishment of the Abel Prize, the Wolf Prize was probably the closest equivalent of … Continue reading "Wolf Prize 2022"

The Shaw Prize 2021 in the Mathematical Sciences goes to Jean-Michel Bismut and Jeff Cheeger for their remarkable insights that have transformed, and continue to transform, modern geometry. Bismut […] imported ideas from probability into index theory, reproving all the main theorems and vastly extending them, which enabled him to link index theory to other parts … Continue reading "Shaw Prize 2021"

The Abel Prize Laureates 2021 were announced today. They are László Lovász and Avi Wigderson for … their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics.

Sir Roger Penrose won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity. I have to admit that I connected him up to now only with aperiodic tilings of the plane (Wikipedia link). If you want to know more about him you … Continue reading "Nobel Prize for Sir Roger Penrose"

Die Jahrestagung 2020 der DMV fand vor zwei Wochen statt. Hier könnt ihr einen Kurzbericht dazu lesen: link. An dieser Stelle möchte ich kurz von den zwei auf dieser Jahrestagung verliehenen Preisen berichten: Anlässlich ihres 130-jährigen Bestehens hat die DMV die Minkowski-Medaille für besondere mathematische Forschungsleistungen geschaffen. Mit der Minkowski-Medaille will die DMV Mathematikerinnen und Mathematiker … Continue reading "Preise auf der DMV-Jahrestagung 2020"

Three days ago the Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the 2021 Breakthrough Prizes. I focus in this post only on the prizes in mathematics (there are also prizes in life sciences and physics). Martin Hairer is the recipient of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic … Continue reading "Breakthrough Prizes 2021"

The Shaw Prize 2020 in the Mathematical Sciences goes to Alexander Beilinson and David Kazhdan “for their huge influence on and profound contributions to representation theory, as well as many other areas of mathematics.” More information can be found here: https://www.shawprize.org/laureates/mathematical-sciences/2020.

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