Recent mathematical prizes

Edward Witten has received the 2014 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences from the Inamori Foundation for “outstanding contributions to the development of mathematical sciences through the exploration of superstring theory”.

Miguel Walsh was awarded the 2014 ICTP Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions to ergodic theory and number theory.

Ronald Fagin of IBM, Amnon Lotem, an algorithms and technologies expert in the Israeli high-tech industry, and Moni Naor of the Weizmann Institute of Science received the 2014 Gödel Prize for their paper “Optimal aggregation algorithms for middleware”, which introduced the powerful “threshold algorithm”.