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 )
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)