Clay Research Award

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Clay Research Award
Awarded for Major breakthroughs in mathematical research
Presented by Clay Mathematics Institute
First awarded 1999
Last awarded 2015

The Clay Research Award is an annual award given by the Oxford-based Clay Mathematics Institute to mathematicians to recognize their achievement in mathematical research. The following mathematicians have received the award:

Year Winner Citation
2017 Aleksandr Logunov and Eugenia Malinnikova
Jason Miller and Scott Sheffield
Maryna Viazovska
"In recognition of their introduction of a novel geometric combinatorial method to study doubling properties of solutions to elliptic eigenvalue problems."
"In recognition of their groundbreaking and conceptually novel work on the geometry of the Gaussian free field and its application to the solution of open problems in the theory of two-dimensional random structures."
"In recognition of her groundbreaking work on sphere-packing problems in eight and twenty-four dimensions."
2016 Mark Gross and Bernd Siebert
Geordie Williamson
"In recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of mirror symmetry, in joint work generally known as the ‘Gross-Siebert Program’"
"In recognition of his groundbreaking work in representation theory and related fields"
2015 Larry Guth and Nets Katz "For their solution of the Erdős distance problem and for other joint and separate contributions to combinatorial incidence geometry"
2014 Maryam Mirzakhani
Peter Scholze
"For her many and significant contributions to geometry and ergodic theory, in particular to the proof of an analogue of Ratner's theorem on unipotent flows for moduli of flat surfaces"
"For his many and significant contributions to arithmetic algebraic geometry, particularly in the development and applications of the theory of perfectoid spaces"
2013 Rahul Pandharipande "For his recent outstanding work in enumerative geometry, specifically for his proof in a large class of cases of the MNOP conjecture that he formulated with Maulik, Okounkov and Nekrasov"
2012 Jeremy Kahn and Vladimir Markovic "For their work in hyperbolic geometry"
2011 Yves Benoist and Jean-François Quint
Jonathan Pila
"For their spectacular work on stationary measures and orbit closures for actions of non-abelian groups on homogeneous spaces"
"For his resolution of the André-Oort Conjecture in the case of products of modular curves"
2010 not awarded
2009 Jean-Loup Waldspurger
Ian Agol, Danny Calegari and David Gabai
"For his work in p-adic harmonic analysis, particularly his contributions to the transfer conjecture and the fundamental lemma"
"For their solutions of the Marden Tameness Conjecture, and, by implication through the work of Thurston and Canary, of the Ahlfors Measure Conjecture"
2008 Clifford Taubes
Claire Voisin
"For his proof of the Weinstein conjecture in dimension three"
"For her disproof of the Kodaira conjecture"
2007 Alex Eskin
Christopher Hacon and James McKernan
Michael Harris and Richard Taylor
"For his work on rational billiards and geometric group theory, in particular, his crucial contribution to joint work with David Fisher and Kevin Whyte establishing the quasi-isometric rigidity of sol"
"For their work in advancing our understanding of the birational geometry of algebraic varieties in dimension greater than three, in particular, for their inductive proof of the existence of flips"
"For their work on local and global Galois representations, partly in collaboration with Clozel and Shepherd-Barron, culminating in the solution of the Sato-Tate conjecture for elliptic curves with non-integral j-invariants"
2006 not awarded
2005 Manjul Bhargava
Nils Dencker
"For his discovery of new composition laws for quadratic forms, and for his work on the average size of ideal class groups"
"For his complete resolution of a conjecture made by F. Treves and L. Nirenberg in 1970"
2004 Ben Green
Gérard Laumon and Ngô Bảo Châu
"For his joint work with Terry Tao on arithmetic progressions of prime numbers"
"For their proof of the Fundamental Lemma for unitary groups"
2003 Richard S. Hamilton
Terence Tao
"For his discovery of the Ricci Flow Equation and its development into one of the most powerful tools of geometric analysis"
"For his ground-breaking work in analysis, notably his optimal restriction theorems in Fourier analysis, his work on the wave map equation, his global existence theorems for KdV type equations, as well as significant work in quite distant areas of mathematics"
2002 Oded Schramm
Manindra Agrawal
"For his work in combining analytic power with geometric insight in the field of random walks, percolation, and probability theory in general, especially for formulating stochastic Loewner evolution"
"For finding an algorithm that solves a modern version of a problem going back to the ancient Chinese and Greeks about how one can determine whether a number is prime in a time that increases polynomially with the size of the number"
2001 Edward Witten
Stanislav Smirnov
"For a lifetime of achievement, especially for pointing the way to unify apparently disparate fields of mathematics and to discover their elegant simplicity through links with the physical world"
"For establishing the existence of the scaling limit of two-dimensional percolation, and for verifying John Cardy's conjectured relation"
2000 Alain Connes
Laurent Lafforgue
"For revolutionizing the field of operator algebras, for inventing modern non-commutative geometry, and for discovering that these ideas appear everywhere, including the foundations of theoretical physics"
"For his work on the Langlands program"
1999 Andrew Wiles "For his role in the development of number theory"

External links

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  • 2014 Clay Research Awards
  • 2017 Clay Research Awards
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