Andrew Wiles has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize "for his stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory."
Research Fellow Peter Scholze has won the Fermat Prize 2015 for his invention of perfectoid spaces and their application to fundamental problems in algebraic geometry and in the theory of automorphic forms.
At the Clay Research Conference in Oxford on 30 September, Landon Clay presented one of the 2014 Clay Research Awards to Maryam Mirzakhani, following her lecture on Counting mapping class group orbits on hyperbolic surfaces. The award recognised 'her many and signifi
Research Fellow Peter Scholze has been awarded the 2015 Ostrowski Prize for his breakthrough work in arithmetic algebraic geometry. He developed the theory of perfectoid spaces and successfully applied the theory to address a number of difficult open questions.