The 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences was awarded in equal shares to mathematicians Noga Alon of Princeton College and Ehud Hrushovski of Oxford, “for his or her outstanding contributions to discrete arithmetic and mannequin idea with interplay notably with algebraic geometry, topology and laptop sciences.”
Awarded by the Hong Kong-based Shaw Basis, the Shaw Prize honors latest breakthroughs by researchers within the fields of arithmetic, astronomy, and life science and drugs.
Alon, a professor within the Division of Arithmetic and the Program in Utilized and Computational Arithmetic, works within the broad space of discrete arithmetic. “He has launched new strategies and achieved basic outcomes which totally formed the sector,” the award quotation acknowledged.
“The large mathematical oeuvre of Noga Alon (he has printed properly over 600 analysis papers) attests to the breathtaking creativity and originality of his concepts,” stated Assaf Naor, a Princeton professor of arithmetic. “His works embody paradigm-shifting and area-creating contributions, and he developed strategies which have develop into an important a part of the toolkit that one should use when finding out points in combinatorics and associated fields.”
Along with his Princeton professorship, Alon is the Baumritter Professor Emeritus of Arithmetic and Pc Science at Tel Aviv College. He obtained his Ph.D. in arithmetic on the Hebrew College of Jerusalem in 1983 and had visiting positions in varied analysis institutes together with MIT, Harvard, the Institute for Superior Research in Princeton, IBM Almaden Analysis Middle, Bell Laboratories, Bellcore and Microsoft Analysis (Redmond and Israel). He joined Tel Aviv College in 1985, served as the pinnacle of the College of Mathematical Sciences in 1999-2000 and moved to Princeton in 2018. He has supervised greater than 20 Ph.D. college students. He serves on the editorial boards of greater than a dozen worldwide technical journals and has given invited lectures in lots of conferences, together with plenary addresses within the 1996 European Congress of Arithmetic and within the 2002 Worldwide Congress of Mathematicians.
Amongst many different honors, Alon is an ACM Fellow and an AMS Fellow, a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and of the Academia Europaea, and an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He obtained the Erdös Prize, the Feher Prize, the Polya Prize, the Bruno Memorial Award, the Landau Prize, the Gödel Prize, the Israel Prize, the EMET Prize, the Dijkstra Prize, the Nerode Prize, the Paris Kanellakis Award, the Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition and an honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich and from the College of Waterloo.
Ehud Hrushovski, with whom Alon shares the prize, is presently the Merton Professor of Mathematical Logic, College of Oxford, in the UK. Early in his profession, he was an teacher (1987–1988) and a visiting assistant professor (1988–1989) at Princeton.
The Shaw Prize, established by media mogul and philanthropist Run Run Shaw in 2002, carries a financial award of $1.2 million. Different Princeton school who’ve obtained the Shaw Prize embody: János Kollár, the Donner Professor of Science and professor of arithmetic, who received the 2017 Shaw Prize in arithmetic; Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the Division of Molecular Biology, who received the 2015 Shaw Prize in life science and drugs; Lyman Web page, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished College Professor in Physics, and David Spergel, the Charles A. Younger Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Basis, Emeritus, who shared the 2010 Shaw Prize in astronomy; and P. James Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, and professor of physics, emeritus, who received the 2004 Shaw Prize in astronomy.