The International Congress of Mathematicians (Hyderabad, India) has announced the Fields Medalists this year.
Highlights of the four heroes:
for his results on measure rigidity in ergodic theory, and their applications to number theory
Ngo Bao Chau
for his proof of the Fundamental Lemma in the theory of automorphic forms through the introduction of new algebro-geometric methods.
for the proof of conformal invariance of percolation and the planar Ising model in statistical physics.
for his proofs of nonlinear Landau damping and convergence to equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation.
Let’s be grateful to these great guys for making math a great subject that involves the most beautiful ideas and minds! And it seems a good time to mention of the ongoing hectic days with the claimed proof of ! This blog article has reiterated the importance of the long-awaited proof and the current status of the intellectual struggle with Dr. Deolalika