Avila in Oberwolfach in 2012.
29 June 1979 |
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
|Residence|| Rio de Janeiro
Brazil and Paris, France
|Citizenship||Brazilian and French|
Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)
Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
|Alma mater||Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|Doctoral advisor||Welington de Melo|
|Known for||Dynamical systems
Ten martini problem
|Notable awards||Fields Medal (2014)
Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems (2011)
EMS Prize (2008)
Salem Prize (2006)
Gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (1995)
Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo (born 29 June 1979) is a Brazilian and French mathematician working primarily on dynamical systems and spectral theory. He is one of the winners of the 2014 Fields Medal, being the first Latin American to win such award. He is a researcher at both the IMPA and the CNRS (working a half-year in each one).
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 (IMPA), where he got his PhD when he was 21 years old.
Later, as a research mathematician, he received in 2006 a CNRS Bronze Medal as well as the Salem Prize, and was a Clay Research Fellow. He became the youngest Professorial Fellow (directeur de recherches) at the CNRS in 2008. The same year, 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 International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010. In 2011, he was awarded the Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems. He received the Early Career Award from the International Association of Mathematical Physics in 2012 and the Fields Medal in 2014.
Notes and references
- The Guardian
- Web-site of the International Mathematical Olympiad: Brazil at the 36th IMO (1995)
- Talarico, Bruna (16 January 2010), "Gênio da matemática carioca", O Dia Online (in Portuguese)
- Moreira Salles, João (January 2010), "Artur tem um problema", Piauí (in Portuguese)
- "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
- The IAMP Early Career Award
- 2014 IMU Prize Winners
- Lin, Thomas; Klarreich, Erica (12 August 2014). "A Brazilian Wunderkind Who Calms Chaos". Quanta Magazine.
- Moreira Salles, João. "Artur has a problem" (translated from the Portuguese by F. Thomson-Deveaux). Piauí Magazine.