Maxim Kontsevich is awarded The Shaw Prize

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Science 2012 is awarded to QGM Professor Maxim Kontsevich, for his pioneering work in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics and in particular in deformation quantization, motivic integration and mirror symmetry. Kontsevich works at IHÉS, Paris and is a part of Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM).

The Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Each prize carries a monetary award of US$1 million. It was established under the auspices of Mr. Run Run Shaw in November 2002, is managed and administered by The Shaw Prize Foundation based in Hong Kong.

See more at the Shaw Prize foundation’s website