Thursday, August 14, 2014

Give and take - Brasil loses a FIFA world Cup, but wins a Fields medal!

A Brazilian Wunderkind Who Calms Chaos - Artur Avila’s solutions to ubiquitous problems in chaos theory have earned him Brazil’s first Fields Medal. (Thomas Lin and Erica Klarreich - August 12, 2014)
Artur Avila wins the Fields medal 2014 "for his profound contributions to dynamical systems theory have changed the face of the field, using the powerful idea of renormalization as a unifying principle" (see http://www.icm2014.org/en/awards/prizes/f1 )