Algebraic and Complex Geometry

Claire Voisin receives the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal

On September 21, 2016, the mathematician Claire Voisin was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal. A renowned specialist in algebraic geometry, Claire Voisin is recognized by her peers, especially for her research on "the topology of projective varieties of compact Kähler manifolds” and Hodge theory, an important branch of this discipline. Earlier this year, she was appointed new chair of algebraic geometry at Collège de France after having spent 30 years as a senior researcher at the CNRS, and she became thus the first female mathematician to enter the Collège de France.