# 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.

### Abel in Oxford" with lecture by Sir Andrew Wiles

It has become a tradition that the Abel Committee after its final meeting hosts an Abel seminar. This year the committee meeting at London Mathematical Society was followed by "Abel in Oxford" with Abel Laureate Andrew Wiles as the main speaker. Martin Bridson, head of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Camilla Serck-Hanssen, Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gave introductory talks.

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H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

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His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets", to quote the Abel committee. Yves Meyer, of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

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Abel Laureate Yves Meyer gave his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, with following Abel lectures by Stéphane Mallat, Ingrid Daubechies og Emmanuel Jean Candès. Watch the lectures here.

(08.05.2017) More### Congratulations from AMS President

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Yves Meyer, recipient of the 2017 Abel Prize. Professor Meyer has been a visionary in a broad range of fields, including number theory and differential equations. His fundamental work in the theory of wavelets has transformed the world of signal processing and has led to a myriad of practical applications." -- AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)

Photo: Jim Brook

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