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Imperial mathematician scoops $3m Breakthrough Prize

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Professor Sir Martin Hairer is the single winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

Professor Hairer is recognised “for transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations.”

He receives three million USD and a trophy, to be presented at a live awards ceremony next year, and will engage in a program of lectures and discussions.

The Breakthrough Prizes are the largest prizes in science, and aim to “help scientific leaders gain freedom from financial constraints to focus fully on the world of ideas; to raise the profile and prestige of basic science and mathematics, fomenting a culture in which intellectual pursuits are validated; and to inspire the next generation of researchers to follow the lead of these extraordinary scientific role models.”

The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. The Prizes have been sponsored by the personal foundations established by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Jack Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner and Anne Wojcicki.
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2021? Yeah I know 2020 sucks but damn.
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Finally, a prize I can win
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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Why is an award for 2021 being given in 2020?
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Announced in 2020, awarded in 2021
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris