Maxim Kontsevich is awarded The Fundamental Physics Prize 2012

The Fundamental Physics Prize 2012 is awarded to QGM Professor Maxim Kontsevich, for numerous contributions which have taken the fruitful interaction between modern theoretical physics and mathematics to new heights, including the development of homological mirror symmetry, and the study of wall-crossing phenomena.

Kontsevich works at IHÉS, Paris and is a part of Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM). It is the most lucrative academic prize in the world (US$3 million per winner), established by The Milner Foundation in 2012. Further Maxim Kontsevich is to participate in the Selection Committee to award the prizes in 2013.

Read the article in the New York Times

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