## Craaford Prize in Mathematics to Yakov Eliashberg

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics to **Yakov Eliashberg**, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA,*“for the development of contact and symplectic topology and groundbreaking discoveries of rigidity and flexibility phenomena”.***Yakov Eliashberg** was born 1946 in S:t Petersburg, Russia, he obtained a Ph.D. at Leningrad State University 1972. He is the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor of mathematics at Stanford University, CA, USA.

**Submitted by Martin Raussen |

**14 / Jan / 2016