Larry Guth Wins Prize in Mathematics
The Breakthrough Prize and its founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, announced the recipients of the 2016 awards at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2015. One of the two New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes, awarded to junior researchers in the field of mathematics who have already produced important work, was presented to Larry Guth for “ingenious and surprising solutions to long standing open problems in symplectic geometry, Riemannian geometry, harmonic analysis, and combinatorial geometry.” Larry Guth is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT. He was a workshop organizer and speaker in IPAM’s Combinatorial and Computational Geometry program (2014). He also wrote an article on the Kakeya Problem for our website. Read more about the Breakthrough Prize.