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 a whole generation of researchers in the field.”*

The Shaw Prize comes with a 1.2 million USD monetary award and is hence one of the world’s biggest prizes for mathematics.

Luis Caffarelli has already won several other major prizes in mathematics and is a member of several learned societies (link, link).