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.
The Prize Committee for Mathematics has unanimously decided that the 2010 Wolf Prize will be jointly awarded to:
for his work in geometric analysis that has had a profound and dramatic impact on many areas of geometry and physics;
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
for his innovative contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics.