## Laureates

### Felix Klein Prize

**Patrice Hauret**

* 1977 in Pau (France)

Tire Designer

Michelin

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**Felix Klein Prize 2016**

Patrice Haurets research and teaching in the field of applied mathematics have made extremely useful contributions to industrial needs: He has ad-vanced the modelling and simulation of tires for Michelin. And he has dealt with the interaction of solids with flows (as the air spinning of filaments), and multiscale-approaches, as required e.g. in the simulation of filters of any kind.

**Research Interests**

Patrice Haurets main scientific interests are in the field of computational solid mechanics, ranging from the analysis of discretization methods to multi-scale and domain decomposition. He has lead the Computational Solid Mechanics Group at Michelin Technology Center and coordinated corporate and academic cooperation in scientific computing and simulation.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2016 | Tire Designer at Michelin |

2012 | Head of Computational Mechanics Group at Michelin |

2011 | Habilitation in Applied Mathematics, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie |

2006 | Computational Mechanics Project Leader at Michelin |

2004 | Post-Doc at the California Institute of Technology |

2004 | Ph.D. Thesis in Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique |

2001 | Engineer’s Degree |

2000 | Master (DEA) Numerical Analysis, Université Pierre et Marie Curie |

1997 | Studies of Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering |

### Otto Neugebauer Prize

**Jeremy Gray**

* 1947 in Newcastle upon Tyne (England)

Emeritus Professor

Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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**Otto Neugebauer Prize 2016**

Jeremy Gray is one of the (if not the) leading historian of modern mathematics. His highly original, extensive and deep body of work on 19th and 20th century mathematics has greatly advanced our knowledge about this period.

**Research Interests**

The history of mathematics, specifically the history of geometry and analysis, and mathematical modernism in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The work on mathematical modernism links the history of mathematics with the history of science and issues in mathematical logic and the philosophy of mathematics.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2015 | Honorary Professor in the Math. Dep., University of Warwick (UK) |

2014 | Emeritus Professor, Open University, Milton Keynes (UK) |

2012 | Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society |

2002 | Professor Open University, Milton Keynes (UK) |

1998 | (since) Affiliated Research Scholar, University of Cambridge (UK) |

1983 | Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Brandeis Univ. (USA) |

1987 | Senior Lecturer Open University, Milton Keynes (UK) |

1978 | Lecturer Open University, Milton Keynes (UK) |

1970 | MSc Mathematics, University of Warwick (UK) |

1969 | First Class Honours in Mathematics, University of Oxford (UK) |

### Ten EMS Prizes

**Sara Zahedi**

* 1981 in Teheran (Iran)

Assistant Professor

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For her outstanding research regarding the development and analysis of numerical algorithms for partial differential equations with a focus on applications to problems with dynamically changing geometry.“

**Research Interests**

Sara Zahedis research interests lie in the development and analysis of computational methods, in particular finite element methods, for solving partial differential equations on dynamic geometries. The main application she has in mind is multiphase flows. She is also interested in numerical methods for representing and evolving interfaces separating immiscible fluids.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2014 | Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis, KTH, Stockholm (Swe) |

2011 | Postdoctoral Position, Uppsala University (Swe) |

2011 | PhD in Numerical Analysis, KTH, Stockholm (Swe) |

2006 | Master of Science with a major in Mathematics, KTH (Swe) |

2006 | Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Numerical Analysis, KTH (Swe) |

2003 | Teaching Assistant, Stockholm University (Swe) |

**Mark Braverman**

* 1984 in Perm (Russia)

Professor at Department of Computer Science

Princeton University, NJ (USA)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

“For his important contributions to several fields at the interface of mathematics and computer science with answers to many basic questions on the computability of objects that arise in dynamical systems, on computing of Riemann mappings and a remarkable solution of the Linial-Nisan conjecture.“

**Research Interests**

Braverman focuses on Theoretical Computer Science and its connections to other disciplines. Specific areas include: Computational complexity theory and algorithms, with connections to analysis and geometry. Information theory and its applications to computational complexity theory through the new area of information complexity, which he helped develop. Computability and complexity in analysis and dynamics. Mechanism design theory, particularly developing algorithmic approaches to mechanism design.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2015 | Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton University (USA) |

2011 | Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Princeton University (USA) |

2010 | Assistant Professor, Comp. Science, University of Toronto (Ca) |

2008 | Postdoc Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge (USA) |

2008 | PhD in Computer Science, University of Toronto (Canada) |

2004 | MSc in Computer Science, University of Toronto (Canada) |

2002 | MSc in Mathematics, University of Toronto (Canada) |

2001 | BA in Mathematics with Comp. Sci., Technion, Haifa (Israel) |

**Vincent Calvez**

* 1981 in Saint-Malo (France)

CNRS Young Researcher

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his pioneering work at the intersection between mathematics and biology with fundamental contributions to mathematical analysis and development of new mathematical models with applications in biology and biophysics.“

**Research Interests**

Vincent Calvez is working in mathematical biology. He has been studying collective migration of bacteria within a large concentration wave, inside a micro-channel. Thus, he could compute the speed of propagation, by taking into account individual movements of bacteria within the large wave. This enhances knowledge about bacteria interactions, and raises new mathematical questions. More recently, he moved to theoretical evolu-tionary biology, e.g. dispersal evolution, invasive species, and ageing.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2015 | Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), ENS Lyon |

2009 | Member of the project team Inria NUMED at ENS Lyon |

2008 | CNRS Young Researcher at UMPA, ENS de Lyon (France) |

2007 | PhD in Mathematics, Univ. of Paris 6 and ENS de Paris (France) |

2005 | Agrégation de mathématique with rank 6 |

2004 | MSc in PDE and Numerical Analysis, Univ. of Paris 6 (France) |

2001 | Interdisciplinary programme in math and biology, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris (France) |

**Guido De Philippis**

* 1985 in Fiesole (Italy)

Associate Professor

SISSA Trieste (Italy)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his outstanding contributions to the regularity of solutions of Monge-Ampére equation and optimal maps and for his deep work on quantitative stability inequalities for the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian and rigidity in some isoperimetric type inequalities.“

**Research Interests**

Guido De Philippis is working in the area of Calculus of Variations, Geometric Measure Theory and Partial Differential Equations (PDE). In particular he is interested in the study of regularity and singularity issues in geometric variational problems (minimal surfaces, shape optimisation problems, capillarity problems) and non linear elliptic PDE. He is also interested in the study of qualitative of solutions and in quantitative geometric and functional inequalities.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2016 | Associate Professor, SISSA Trieste (Italy) |

2015 | Chargé de Recherche CNRS, ENS Lyon (France) |

2014 | National Italian Habilitation as Associate Prof. in Math. Analysis |

2014 | Post Doc, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) |

2013 | HCM Post Doc, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn (Germany) |

2012 | PhD in Mathematics, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa (Italy) |

2009 | MSc in Mathematics, University of Florence (Italy) |

2007 | BSc in Mathematics, University of Florence (Italy) |

**Peter Scholze**

* 1987 in Dresden (Germany)

Hausdorff Chair

University of Bonn (Germany)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his original and groundbreaking contributions at the interface of Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry and the theory of automorphic forms, for example, with his is new proof of the local Langlands conjecture for p-adic local fields and his theory of perfectoid spaces.“

**Research Interests**

Peter Scholze works in arithmetic geometry. Much of his work is based on the theory of perfectoid spaces, which are certain fractal-like objects in p-adic geometry. He has applied this theory to various problems including the weight-monodromy conjecture, p-adic Hodge theory, the existence of Galois representations and the theory of local Shimura varieties.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2012 | Professor at the Haussdorff Center for Mathematics Bonn (Hausdorff Chair) |

2012 | PhD in Mathematics, University of Bonn (Germany) |

2010 | MA University of Bonn (Germany) |

2009 | BA University of Bonn (Germany) |

**Péter Varjú**

* 1982 in Szeged (Hungary)

Royal Society University Research Fellow

University of Cambridge (UK)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his deep work on arithmetic combinatorics and its applications to spectral gap estimates and equidistribution, including a solution to a long-standing problem regarding equidistribution of random walks on the iso-metry group of Euclidean spaces, his contribution to the study of spectral gap on quotients of arithmetic groups, self similar sets and measures.“

**Research Interests**

Péter Vardú studies random walks in groups. More specifically, he works on estimates for the spectral gap and the diameter. He is also interested in additive combinatorics and uses it in the context of random walks. Recently, he started to investigate self-similar measures and Bernoulli convolutions, in particular.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2015 | Royal Society University Research Fellow, Univ. of Cambridge (UK) |

2012 | Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge (UK) |

2011 | (till 2015) Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Cambridge (UK) |

2011 | Visiting Researcher at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel) |

2011 | PhD in Mathematics, Princeton University (USA) |

2007 | Graduate Studies of Mathematics, Princeton University (USA) |

2001 | Undergraduate Studies of Mathematics, University of Szeged (HU) |

**Thomas Willwacher**

* 1983 in Freiburg i. Brsg. (Germany)

Associate Professor for Mathematics

ETH Zurich (CH)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his striking and important research in a variety of mathematical fields: homotopical algebra, geometry, topology and mathematical physics, including deep results related to Kontsevich's formality theorem and the relation between Kontsevich's graph complex and the Grothendieck-Teichmüller Lie algebra.“

**Research Interests**

Thomas Willwacher is a mathematical physicist, working at the interface between algebra, topology and physics. He started his career in the field of deformation quantization, studying the transition from classical to quantum physics from an algebraic viewpoint. Currently, he is interested in algebraic structures arising from configuration spaces of points and their relation to topological field theories. Furthermore, he is working on graph complexes, trying to connect several areas in homological algebra and algebraic topology.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2015 | Associate Professor at ETH Zurich (CH) |

2013 | Assistant Professor in pure Mathematics at University of Zurich (CH) |

2012 | Postdoc at ETH Zurich (CH) |

2010 | Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University (USA) |

2009 | PhD in Mathematics, ETH Zurich (CH) |

2007 | Diploma in Physics, ETH Zurich (CH) |

**James Maynard**

* 1987 in Chelmsford (UK)

Fellow

Magdalen College Oxford (UK)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his remarkable and deep results in number theory, mainly dealing with non-trivial aspects of the theory of primes and in particular his original and new proof and improved estimate of the famous, so called, “small gaps between primes theorem”.“

**Research Interests**

James Maynard is primarily interested in classical number theory, especially the distribution of prime numbers. His research focuses on using tools from analytic number theory, particularly sieve methods, to study the primes. His main research has been on the gaps between prime numbers, showing that they can occasionally be unusually small or unusually large.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2017 | Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA) |

2017 | Research Member MSRI |

2015 | Clay Research Fellowship |

2013 | Fellow by Examination, Magdalen College Oxford (UK) |

2013 | CRM-ISM Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montreal (Canada) |

2013 | PhD in Mathematics, Balliol College Oxford (UK) |

2009 | Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Queens’ College, Cambridge (UK) |

2008 | BA Mathematics, Queens’ College, Cambridge (UK) |

**Hugo Duminil-Copin**

* 1985 in Chatenay-Malabry (France)

Permanent Professor

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (France)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his outstanding research in statistical physics, in particular on critical phenomena for models in dimensions below the critical one, including Fortuin-Kasteleyn percolation, Ising and Potts models, self-avoiding walks and to harmonic analysis in disordered media.“

**Research Interests**

The research interests of Hugo Duminil-Copin lie at the interface between Combinatorics, Mathematical Physics and Probability. He is interested in the large scale behavior and the phase transition of probabilistic models coming from statistical physics. In particular, he is studying percolation models emerging as graphical representations of lattice spin models (for instance the Ising model of magnetism).

**Curriculum Vitae**

2016 | Permanent Professor Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (F) |

2014 | Professor (part-time since 2016), Université de Genève (CH) |

2013 | Assistant Professor, Université de Genève (CH) |

2012 | Postdoc, Université de Genève (CH) |

2011 | PhD, Université de Genève (CH) |

2008 | Agrégation de mathématiques, École Normale Supérieure de Paris |

2007 | Master, Université de Paris XI, Paris (France) |

2005 | MPSI and MP (preparatories classes), Lycée Louis-Le-Grand, Paris |

**Geordie Williamson**

* 1981 in Bowral (Australia)

Advanced Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Bonn (Germany)

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**EMS Prize 2016**

„For his fundamental contributions to representation theory of Lie algebras and algebraic groups, for example, with the elegant proof of Soergel’s conjecture on bimodules associated to Coxeter groups and the counter-examples to expected bounds in Lusztig’s conjectured character for rational representations of algebraic groups.“

**Research Interests**

Geordie Williamson is working in the field of representation theory of Lie algebras and algebraic groups. As a slogan for that he claims: „Don’t underestimate symmetry.“ His results include proofs and re-proofs of some long-standing conjectures, as well as spectacular counterexamples to the expected bounds in others.

**Curriculum Vitae**

2011 | Advanced Researcher (W2 Research Professor), Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Bonn (Germany) |

2008 | EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford (UK) |

2008 | Junior Research Fellow, St Peter’s College, Univ. of Oxford (UK) |

2008 | PhD in Pure Mathematics, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany) |

2003 | Honours in Pure Mathematics, University of Sydney (Australia) |

2002 | BA University of Sydney (Australia) |