At the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul on August 13, the Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal were awarded, and the winner of the Leelavati Prize was announced. The list is as follows.
Fields medalists: Artur Avila (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada and University Paris 7; Dynamical systems)
Manjul Bhargava (Princeton University; Geometry of numbers)
Martin Hairer (University of Warwick and New York University; Stochastic partial differential equations)
Maryam Mirzakhani (Stanford University; Dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces)
Nevanlinna prize: Suhash Khot (Courant Institute, New York University; Unique games and optimization)
Gauss prize: Stanley Osher (UCLA; several fields in applied mathematics)
Chern medal: Philipp Griffiths (IAS Princeton; Transcendental methods in complex geometry)
Leelavati prize: Adrián Paenza (Univ. Buenos Aires; Communicating the beauty and joy of mathematics)
- The EMS Council held in Donostia/San Sebastián on June 28-29 elected Pavel Exner (Czech Academy of Sciences), Mats Gyllenberg (University of Helsinki) and Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel (University of Utrecht) next President, Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. They will take up office in January 1, 2015.
- Public consultation on Mathematics and Digital Science The EU initiative "Digital agenda for Europe? published a consultation to explore how mathematics can help science to better address the Big Data and high performance computing challenges. The deadline for participation is September 30. More information at https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/content/mathematics-and-digital-science