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Category Archives: Mathematicians
Masaki Kashiwara awarded 2018 Kyoto Prize
Masaki Kashiwara has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences.
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Happy 119th Birthday, Otto Neugebauer
Every year on or around Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26), Mathematical Reviews has a little birthday party for him, the founder of Mathematical Reviews. I like it because it is a chance to remind ourselves that our founder did not give … Continue reading
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Happy birthday, Carl Friedrich Gauß
Google is honoring Carl Friedrich Gauss today (April 30, 2018) with a Google Doodle, in honor of his birthday. Although Mathematical Reviews didn’t start until 1940, or 84 years after Gauss had died, he has an author profile in MathSciNet and … Continue reading
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Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize
Robert Langlands has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2018. His work known as the Langlands Program is widely reported on in the news items for the prize, and justifiably so. On a very deep level, the program relates number … Continue reading
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Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was one of the most gifted and most famous scientists of the last fifty years. His science demonstrated a blend of technical ability and intuition. Hawking’s bestknown results concern black holes. His earliest work was on singularities in … Continue reading
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Andrew Ranicki
Andrew Ranicki has died. Ranicki was a topologist, with particular expertise in algebraic surgery. Indeed, Ranicki had the unusual title of Professor of Algebraic Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. (Andrew was a special case for almost everything.) His two … Continue reading
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Juan Meza, new Director of DMS
Juan Meza has been appointed as the new director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the NSF, as of February 20, 2018. Meza works in scientific computing and numerical analysis. Before coming to the NSF, he was at University of … Continue reading
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Emmanuel Candès – MacArthur Fellow
Emmanuel Candès has won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. The official announcement is here. The LA Times has a nice writeup. Both the Los Angeles Times and the MacArthur announcement highlight Candès’s work on compressed sensing. Terry Tao has a spoton … Continue reading
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Maryam Mirzakhani
Maryam Mirzakhani is known for her work on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Some of her most cited work looks at the moduli space of a genus $g$ Riemann surface with $n$ geodesic boundary components. In two of her papers, she computes the … Continue reading
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Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize
Yves Meyer has been selected to win the 2017 Abel Prize. The citation is “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. His work is certainly well known within mathematics, especially within harmonic analysis and in … Continue reading
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