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.
The 2015 Clay Research award has been made jointly to Larry Guth and Nets Katz for their solution of the Erdős distance problem and for other joint and separate contributions to combinatorial incidence geometry.
The first Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge has been made to Étienne Ghys in recognition of his own important contributions to mathematical research and for his distinguished work in the promotion of mathematics.
James Maynard has been awarded a Clay Research Fellowship. He obtained his doctorate at Oxford in 2013 under the supervision of Roger Heath-Brown. He is currently a Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College, Oxford.