Artur Avila

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Artur Avila
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Born (1979-06-29) 29 June 1979 (age 35)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Paris, France
Nationality Brazilian and French[1]
Fields Mathematics
Institutions IMJ-PRG
Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)
Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Alma mater Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Doctoral advisor Welington de Melo
Doctoral students Maria João Resende
Known for Dynamical systems
Spectral theory
Notable awards IAMP Early Career Award (2012) Michael Brin Prize (2011)
Herbrand Prize (2009)
EMS Prize (2008)
Salem Prize (2006)

Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo (born 29 June 1979) is a Brazilian and French mathematician working primarily on dynamical systems and spectral theory.

Research and awards[edit]

At the age of 16, Avila won a gold medal at the 1995 International Mathematical Olympiad and received a scholarship for the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada,[2] where he got his PhD when he was 21 years old.[3] Later, as a research mathematician, he received in 2006 a Bronze Medal from CNRS as well as the Salem Prize, and was a Clay Research Fellow. In 2008 he was awarded one of the ten prestigious European Mathematical Society prizes, and in 2009 he won the Herbrand Prize from the French Academy of Sciences. He was a plenary speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians.[4] In 2011 he was awarded the Michael Brin Prize. In 2012, he received the Early Career Award from the International Association of Mathematical Physics.[5]


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  2. ^ Talarico, Bruna (16 January 2010), "Gênio da matemática carioca", O Dia Online (in Portuguese)  (Portuguese).
  3. ^ Moreira Salles, João (January 2010), "Artur tem um problema", Piauí (in Portuguese)  (Portuguese).
  4. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians. 
  5. ^ The IAMP Early Career Award 

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