Thursday, August 14, 2014


Major international mathematics prizes were awarded yesterday at the International Congress of Mathematicians. For the Fields Medalists and Nevanlinna Prize winner, Quanta magazine has really nicely written profiles.

I just want to offer a personal note of congratulations to Manjul Bhargava (Fields Medal) and Jacob Lurie (Breakthrough Prize).  We were undergraduates together and it was a lot of fun to work on mathematics together so long ago!

Since this post doesn't have any actual math in it, here's an animation to make up for it:

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