Brazilian mathematician Enrique R. Pujals to receive pestigious math prize

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) will present its annual Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries at an awards ceremony to be held at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on 20 May.
Enrique R. Pujals, associate researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil, has been awarded the 2008 Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize in recognition of "his outstanding contributions to dynamical systems, especially the characterization of robust dynamics for flows and transformations and the development of a theory of generic systems." The study of dynamical systems has its origins in mechanics, which predicts the motions of particles and bodies subject to Newton's laws of motion. These relatively simple laws can produce very complicated trajectories. Quantitative predictions are therefore rarely possible. Very interesting qualitative phenomena emerge, however - "chaos" among them - and the mathematical study of these phenomena remains a topic of intense interest to mathematicians. Professor Pujals received a Ph.D. in 1996 from IMPA. His past achievements include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000 as well as the Award of the Mathematical Union of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2004. The Ramanujan Prize reflects ICTP's mandate to strengthen science in developing countries and is the only international prize honouring young mathematicians from those regions. The prize winner is selected by ICTP through a committee of five eminent mathematicians appointed in conjunction with the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The prize, which carries a US$15,000 cash award, is funded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters through the Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, with the cooperation of IMU. The Ramanujan Prize and ICTP
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has established the Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize in honour of the mathematics genius from India. The Prize is awarded annually to a mathematician under 45 years of age. Since the mandate of ICTP is to strengthen science in developing countries, the Ramanujan Prize has been created for mathematicians from those regions of the world. Srinivasa Ramanujan is the quintessential symbol of the best in mathematics from the developing world, and naming the Prize after him seemed entirely appropriate. Based in Trieste, Italy, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics fosters advanced studies and research in physics and mathematics, especially in developing countries. The Centre operates under a tripartite agreement between the Italian Government, UNESCO and IAEA. Each year about 7000 scientists from around the world visit ICTP for workshops, training and research.


More information about the Ramanujan Prize

More information about the Ramanujan Prize

The Abel lectures 2018

Abel Laureate Robert Langlands gave his prize lecture titled "On the geometric theory" at the University of Oslo on the 23th of May. John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee, introduced Langlands to an almost full auditorium. Langlands' lecture was followed by two others talks, by Jim Arthur and Edward Frenkel. Watch the lectures live

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Robert P. Langlands received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

In the University Aula in Oslo, surrounded by Munch's paintings and a diverse mathematical audience, Robert P. Langlands was today, May 22, awarded the Abel Prize for 2018 by H.M. King Harald. Langlands received the award of 6 million NOK “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.” The Langlands program is frequently described as a grand unified theory of mathematics.

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Would you like to attend the 2018 Abel Prize award ceremony?

The Abel Prize award ceremony takes place at 22 may 2018, 14:00 in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. His Majesty King Harald V will present the prize to this year’s laureate, Robert P. Langlands.  The ceremony is open, but requires registration. For registration, click here

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AMS President congratulates Robert P. Langlands

"It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands, winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50 years."
- Kenneth A. Ribet, AMS President, University of California, Berkeley


Article about Abel Prize winner Langlands

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Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

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