Marina Vyazovskaya became the second woman in the world to receive the Fields Medal
Ukrainian Marina Vyazovskaya received the most prestigious award in mathematics. She became the first citizen of Ukraine and the second woman in history to receive the Fields Medal.
This was reported by the press service International Mathematical Union.
“For proving that the E8 lattice provides the densest packing of identical spheres in 8 dimensions, and for further contributions to related extremal and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis,” the report reads.
Vyazovskaya received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kiev University and her master’s degree from Germany. She works at the Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Also this year, the award was received by Frenchman Hugo Duminil-Copen, Briton James Maynard and South Korean scientist Jun Ha.
Help UNIAN. The Fields Medal was established in 1936 for mathematicians under the age of 40 for outstanding achievement. The award is given only once every four years. In fact, this is an analogue of the Nobel Prize.
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