IAS Newsletter – Sep 2014 - page 12-13

IAS congratulates Prof Manjul Bhargava and Prof Stanley
Osher, both IAS Visiting Professors, on receiving prestigious
awards in the International Congress of Mathematicians
2014 (ICM 2014) held in Seoul, South Korea.
Prof Manjul Bhargava was honored as a Fields Medalist.
Often regarded as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”, the
Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion
of the ICM to mathematicians not over 40 years of age to
recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for
existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
Prof Bhargava was selected for his work on developing
powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers and
applying them in elliptic curves.
Prof Stanley Osher won the Carl
Friedrich Gauss Prize, granted
jointly by the International
Mathematical Union and the
German Mathematical Society.
Prof Osher was honored for his
influential contributions in
applied mathematics which
enhance development on computer vision, image
processing, and computer graphics.
At the Congress, Prof Bhargava gave a plenary lecture titled
“Rational points on elliptic and hyperelliptic curves” and a
Gauss Prize lecture on Prof Osher’s work was also held.
There have been rapid developments in cosmology in the recent years, with pronounced progress in terms of both theory
and experiments. In order to promote stimulating discussions and initiate possible collaborations, especially among
scholars in the region, a workshop on New Perspectives on Cosmology was held at IAS on 19-23 May 2014.
The workshop was jointly sponsored by IAS and the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical
Physics which is based in South Korea. Over 75% of the overseas participants are
experts in the field from nearby Asian countries including the Chinese Mainland, Japan,
South Korea, etc. Current topics such as cosmic microwave background and
gravitational waves were among the central themes of the workshop. Besides technical
talks from the experts, there was a panel discussion about the recent trends of
observational cosmology moderated by IAS Senior Fellow and Chair Professor of Physics
Gary Shiu, who also chaired the Workshop’s organizing committee. To encourage
participation from the local community, postdocs and postgraduate students from
HKUST and the Chinese University of Hong Kong were invited to deliver short talks.
IAS Visiting Professors received prestigious
Mathematics awards
IAS Visiting Professors
IAS Junior Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellows
IAS Senior Visiting Fellows
Research Areas
IAS also extends a warm welcome to the following
new members:
Manjul Bhargava
R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics,
Princeton University
Number Theory, Representation Theory, Algebraic
Ping Cheng
Chair Professor of School of Mechanical and
Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Boiling and Condensation in Microsystems, Heat Transfer,
Fuel Cells
Alexander Ljungqvist
Ira Rennert Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship,
New York University
Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Empirical Asset
Pricing, Forensic Finance, Investment Banking
Tom Rapoport
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Membrane Biology, Cell Biology, Structural Biology
Liang An
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Sasidaran Gopalan
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
International Finance and Development
Fuel Cells, Lithium-air Batteries, Flow Batteries, Renewable
Energy Storage
Daisy Huang
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Corporate Finance
Christina Jenq
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Labor Economics and Labor Econometrics
Statistical Finance
Yongxin Philip Li
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Natural Product Chemistry, Natural Product Biosynthesis
Sichun Sun
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Nuclear and Particle Theory
Tengfei Li
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Kirill Prokofiev
IAS Junior Fellow and Research Assistant Professor of Physics Experimental Particle Physics
Jamal Deen
Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology,
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and
Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University
Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Opto-electronics
Curtis Suttle
Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Microbiology and
Immunology, and Botany, University of British Columbia
Biological Oceanography, Marine Microbiology,
Environmental Virology
Prof Manjul Bhargava at the Fields Medal
presentation ceremony
Event Highlights
Sep 2014
IAS Community
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