IPAM Affiliates Put on “Notices”

Posted on 7/11/19 in News

IAS Arkani-Hamed, Sarnak, Wigderson

The June/July 2019 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society (Notices) featured an extensive list of recent recipients of major awards and achievements throughout the global mathematical community. Included in the list are the following IPAM affiliates:

  • Dimitris P. Bertsekas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) speaker for both IPAM’s 2014 winter workshop Stochastic Gradient Methods and the upcoming 2020 winter workshop Intersections between Control, Learning and Optimization. Awarded the John von Neumann Theory Prize for “contributions to parallel and distributed computation as well as neurodynamic programming.” This was a joint award with MIT colleague John Tsitsiklis.
  • Greg Lawler (University of Chicago) speaker for many IPAM workshops, most recently IPAM’s 2019 winter workshop Analysis and Geometry of Random Shapes. Awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize for “his comprehensive and pioneering research on erased loops and random walks.” This was a joint award with Jean-François Le Gall of Université Paris-Sud Orsay.
  • Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto) speaker for IPAM’s 2014 winter workshop Rough Paths: Theory and Applications. Awarded the 2019 Jeffery-Williams Prize for Research Excellence of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) for his “ground-breaking results in probability and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, in particular, his recent discovery with Matetski and Remenik of the complete integrability of TASEP, and through a scaling limit, the strong coupling fixed point of the KPZ universality class.”
  • Luitgard Veraart (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)) speaker for IPAM’s 2015 spring workshop Systemic Risk and Financial Networks. Awarded the 2019 Adams Prize in Mathematics for developing “new tools and concepts relevant for the representation and analysis of financial stability and systemic risk in banking networks.” This was a joint award with Heather Harrington of the University of Oxford.
  • Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study) organizer and speaker for multiple programs including IPAM’s winter 2008 workshop Expanders in Pure and Applied Mathematics, core participant for IPAM’s spring 2014 long program Algebraic Techniques for Combinational and Computational Geometry, and speaker for IPAM’s 2014 Green Family Lecture Series. Awarded the 2019 Donald E. Knuth Prize for “fundamental and lasting contributions in areas including randomized computation, cryptography, circuit complexity, proof complexity, parallel computation, and our understanding of fundamental graph properties.”

Notices is produced by American Mathematical Society (AMS). The full electronic version of Volume 66, Number 6 is available here.