# Ramanujan Prize awarded to Chinese mathematician

ICTP's 2010 Ramanujan Prize has been awarded to Professor Yuguang Shi of the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University. This was announced by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy on 28 January.

The prize is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the geometry of complete (noncompact) Riemannian manifolds, specifically the positivity of quasi-local mass and rigidity of asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds.

The prize is also in acknowledgement of the substantial contribution that Professor Shi has made to mathematics in China through over 15 years of teaching and research.

The Ramanujan Prize, which is funded by the Norwegian Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award, who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible. The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. ICTP awards the prize through a selection committee of five eminent mathematicians appointed in conjunction with the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

The Ramanujan prize ceremony will take place at ICTP on 10 May, during the School and Conference on Mathematics and Physics of Soft and Biological Matter, which runs from 2 - 13 May 2011.

The Ramanujan Prize was first awarded in 2005.

### Yakov G. Sinai gives lecture at "Abel in Pittsburgh"

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1250 mathematicians from all over the world filled the big conference hall in Rio de Janeiro on Monday the 6^{th} of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

### Sir Michael Atiyah gives Abel lecture at ICM in Rio

Sir Michael Atiyah who receiced the Abel Prize in 2004, shared with Isadore Singer, will give the Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio on the 6th of August. He has titled the lecture: "The Future of Mathematical Physics: new ideas in old bottles". Atiyah will be introduced by Jacob Palis, former president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of the Abel Committee.

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