LMS Honorary Member shares 2017 Shaw Prize

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) congratulates LMS Honorary Member Claire Voisin, Professor and Chair in Algebraic Geometry, Collège de France, who is the joint winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences. Professor Voisin shares the Prize with János Kollár, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University.

This international award honours individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. Professors Voisin and Kollár have been awarded the Prize for their ‘remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach’.

The Shaw Prize is an annual award first presented by the Shaw Prize Foundation in 2004. Established in 2002 in Hong Kong, it honours people working in the fields of astronomy, life science and medicine, and mathematical sciences. The 2017 Shaw Prizes are worth US$1.2m.

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