2016 Wigner Medal to Bertram Kostant

The 2016 Wigner Medal has been awarded to Bertram Kostant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) for "his fundamental contributions to representation theory that led to new branches of mathematics and physics". The Wigner Medal that recognizes and awards outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics through group theoretical and representation theoretical methods will be awarded along with the Hermann Weyl Prize at the biannual International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, June 19-25, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.