Grant winners

July 24, 2008

EUROPEAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

The European Mathematical Society has announced the winners of the fifth round of EMS Prizes, which take place every four years. Ten prizes worth EUR5,000 (£3,975) have been awarded to young mathematicians born in Europe or affilitated to a European institution. The money was made available by the Dutch foundation Compositio Mathematica.

- Award winner: Artur Avila

Institution: Clay Mathematics Institute, Paris and IMPA, Brazil

Dynamics of quasiperiodic cocycles and the spectrum of the almost Mathieu operator

- Award winner: Alexei Borodin

Institution: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Random surfaces in dimensions two, three and four

- Award winner: Ben Green

Institution: University of Cambridge

Patterns of primes

- Award winner: Olga Holtz

Institution: Technische Universitat Berlin and University of California, Berkeley

Complexity and stability of linear problems

- Award winner: Bo'az Klartag

Institution: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ High-dimensional distributions with convexity properties

- Award winner: Alexander Kuznetsov

Institution: Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow

Derived categories and rationality of cubic fourfolds

- Award winner: Assaf Naor

Institution: Courant Institute, New York

The story of the Sparsest Cut problem

- Award winner: Laure Saint-Raymond

Institution: ENS, Paris

Some results about the sixth problem of Hilbert

- Award winner: Agata Smoktunowicz

Institution: University of Edinburgh and Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

On some open questions in non-commutative ring theory

- Award winner: Cedric Villani

Institution: ENS, Lyon

Optimal transport and Riemannian geometry: Monge meets Riemann

The Felix Klein Prize for Industrial Mathematics

- Award winner: Josselin Garnier

Institution: Universite de Paris-VII

Passive-sensor imaging using cross correlations of noisy signal

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Library of Congress Scholarships, worth up to £6,500, have been awarded to 17 postgraduate projects. Recipients, whose names are kept confidential, may spend up to six months working at the library.

- Institution: University of Manchester

Beyond Kropotkin: the anarchisms of Read and Bookchin

- Institution: University of Edinburgh

The Highland military in the British Atlantic world, 1754-83

- Institution: University of Edinburgh

Race, immigration and US imperialism: William Howard Taft and East Asian policy, 1900-21

- Institution: University College London

The boundaries of the private versus public sphere in relation to human rights provisions

- Institution: University of Leeds

A matrix of factors involved in the move from religious belief to violent action

- Institution: University of Sheffield

Lincoln in the Viking age: a town in context

- Institution: Oxford Brookes University

Victims of National Socialism: East European Holocaust survivors

- Institution: University of Warwick

Enslaved masculinity and friendship in the antebellum South

- Institution: Oxford Brookes

Nameless victims? Nazi human experiments on Russians in the Second World War

- Institution: University of Cambridge

Writing the history of thought in Britain and the US, 1945-2005

- Institution: University of Kent

What shapes a ship? The cultural construction of US naval science, 1880-1914

- Institution: Warwick

Contemporary Polish poetry in English translation in the US: the reception in newspapers and journals after 1980

- Institution: University of Oxford

The call to come outside: Maurice Blanchot and the political

- Institution: University of Exeter

Theology and conflict: Miroslav Volf's theology in context

- Institution: Durham University

The Chola invasions: imperial or mercantile?

- Institution: Kingston University

A model for demonstration: architecture and marching on the city

- Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Living with the machine: emerging technology in Britain and the US 1876-1914.

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