Grant winners

July 24, 2008


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


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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