By Vincenzo Barone*
“The Fields Medal awarded to Alessio Figalli confirms the tradition of educational excellence which distinguishes the Scuola Normale in all its basic subjects.
By Luigi Ambrosio*
Alessio Figalli is a mathematician and, in particular, a problem solver, of exceptional talent. I can see in him the qualities which I believe fundamental to achieving success in the world of research
By Alessio Figalli*
“The Fields Medal rewards the continuity of a work that has stretched over time starting from the year of my degree in Pisa and of my Ph.D carried out between Pisa and Lyon. There have been very important encounters in my life which have determined the evolution of my career.
PISA, 1st August 2018. Mathematician Alessio Figalli has won the Fields Medal. This young Italian scientist, alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore and since 2016 professor at ETH Zurich, received the most sought-after recognition for mathematicians (considered to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize) during the opening ceremony of the 28th “International Congress of Mathematicians”, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 1st to the 9th of August.
The Scuola Normale is expanding its post-graduate study syllabus with three PhD courses: in “Astrochemistry”, "Global History and Governance" and "Transnational Governance". They are organized in partnership with other university institutions: the first two with the Federico II University of Naples, the third with the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa
Christopher Hacon, University of Utah mathematician, was awarded the 2018 prestigious Breakthrough Prize. The prize, that celebrates top achievements in Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics, is worldwide considered “The Oscar Of Science”. The awards ceremony, hosted by Morgan Freeman, was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.