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"