Wolf Prize 2020 awarded to Donaldson and Eliashberg

The 2020 Wolf Prize in Mathematics is awarded jointly to Simon Donaldson, Imperial College London and Simons Center, Stony Brook, and Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford University, “for their contributions to differential geometry and topology.”

Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson is an English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth (differentiable) four-dimensional manifolds and Donaldson–Thomas theory. Yakov Eliashberg is one of the founders of symplectic and contact topology, a discipline originated as mathematical language for qualitative problems of classical mechanics, and having deep connections with modern physics.