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 a ‘Nobel Prize in Mathematics’, since the more prestigious Fields Medal was only awarded every four years to mathematicians under forty years old.”*