An Alumni PhD student in physics at the University of Geneva receives the Fields Medal
He grew up in Geneva and has studied at the University of Geneva. Martin Hairer was awarded, Wednesday, Aug. 13th, the Fields Medal, the highest international award in mathematics at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. He shares this honor with Artur Avila, director of research at CNRS, Manjul Bhargava, professor at the University of Princeton, and Maryam Mirzakhani, professor at Stanford University, the first woman to receive this distinction.
Born in 1975, Martin Hairer is currently Professor at the University of Warwick. After graduating with a Bachelor in Mathematics, followed by a Master in Physics at the University of Geneva in 1998, he defended his thesis in theoretical physics under the supervision of Professor Jean-Pierre Eckmann in 2001 within the Faculty science of the University of Geneva.