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Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics

Wolf Foundation

Description

The aims of the Foundation, as stated by the Law, are :
1. To award prizes to outstanding scientists and artists--irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views--for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples;
2. To award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, and grants to scientists engaged in research at Israeli institutions of higher education.

Recipients

The Prize Committee for Mathematics has unanimously decided that the 2010 Wolf Prize will be jointly awarded to:

Shing-Tung Yau
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
USA

for his work in geometric analysis that has had a profound and dramatic impact on many areas of geometry and physics;

together with

Dennis Sullivan
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
and
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York
USA

for his innovative contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics.

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