Wolf Prize 2022

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.”