Archive for March, 2015

John Nash will receive the 2015 Abel Prize (the most prestigious prize in mathematics besides the Fields Medal). The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters is awarding the prize not for Nash’s work on game theory, but for his (and Louis Nirenberg’s) “striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis”. Nash is the first person to win the Nobel Prize and the Abel Prize.

Coincidentally, it has been announced that former Turing’s Invisible Hand blogger Ariel Procaccia will receive the IJCAI-2015 Computers and Thought Award. Ariel is “recognized for his contributions to the fields of computational social choice and computational economics, and for efforts to make advanced fair division techniques more widely accessible”. Congratulations!

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