Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska (currently: professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland) is one of four researchers awarded this year’s award, one of the top prizes in the field, “for the proof that the E8 lattice provides the densest packing of identical spheres in 8 dimensions, and further contributions to related extremal problems and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis”.
The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
Of the 60 mathematicians who won Fields Medals before this year, 59 were men. In 2014, a Stanford mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani, was the first and, until now, the only woman to receive one.
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- ‘Mathematics is an unknown land’: meet Fields Medal winner Maryna Viazovska. Nature talks to the Ukrainian mathematician about her research and how the field is changing. By Davide Castelvecchi, Nature, 15.07.2022
- Maryna Viazovska: Second to none in any dimension. The New Your Times.
- Maryna Viazovska is appointed the 2016-2017 Minerva Distinguished Visitor, Princeton University
- Maryna Viazovska is distinguished with the Salem Prize 2016
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