Gerd Faltings awarded King Faisal Prize

Gerd Faltings, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and Professor at the University of Bonn, was awarded the 2014 King Faisal International Prize for Science for his groundbreaking contributions to algebraic geometry and number theory. This was announced by the president of the King Faisal Foundation, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, on 14 January 2014. Previous prize-winners within mathematics are Michael Atiyah (1987), Dennis P. Sullivan (1994) Andrew J. Wiles (1998), Yuri I. Manin and Williston Shor (2002), Simon Kirwan Donaldson and Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan (2006), and Enrico Bombieri and Terence Chi-Shen Tao (2010).

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