Category Archives: Prizes and awards

Nobel Prize in Economics to Milgrom and Wilson

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been named as the winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 (also known as the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics).   While the prize is for Economics, … Continue reading

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Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough Prize

Martin Hairer has won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The announcement is here.  The official citation is: For transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations.  His long … Continue reading

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Roger Penrose on Numberphile

  UPDATE [6 October 2020]:  Roger Penrose is one of the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Congratulations! Numberphile has posted an audio interview with Roger Penrose on their YouTube channel Numberphile2.  You can also access it as … Continue reading

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Hillel Furstenberg & Grigoriĭ Margulis win Abel Prize

Hillel Furstenberg and Grigoriĭ Margulis have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Abel Prize.  You can read the official announcement here.   There is a news item about the prize on the AMS website.  Needless to say, they have … Continue reading

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Emily Riehl

Emily Riehl, a mathematician at Johns Hopkins University, won a huge prize from the university recently: the $250,000 President’s Frontier Award. Riehl works in category theory related to homotopy theory, such as $(\infty,1)$-categories.  Her work has roots in earlier work … Continue reading

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Alex Eskin wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Alex Eskin has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The short citation reads: For revolutionary discoveries in the dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including the proof of the “magic wand theorem” with Maryam Mirzakhani.  The … Continue reading

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ICIAM Prize Winners

The winners of the ICIAM prizes were announced earlier. Here are links to their Author Profile Pages in MathSciNet.  At the opening ceremony for ICIAM, they received their prizes from Felipe VI of Spain, who then came out to the … Continue reading

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Break on Through

The winners of the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes have been announced.  There are six recipients in mathematics: Vincent Lafforgue, Chenyang Xu, Karim Adiprasito, June Huh, Kaisa Matomäki, and Maksym Radziwill.   The laureates will receive their awards during a live televised ceremony on Sunday, November 4.   

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