Distinguished UM Math Professor Maxim Kontsevich Wins New 3 Million Dollar Fundamental Physics Prize

Maxim Kontsevich has won yet another prestigious prize. This time it is the 3 million dollar Fundamental Physics Prize, a new prize that acknowledges accomplishments in fundamental physics and advances in closely related fields. The prize recognizes Kontsevich for "numerous contributions which have taken the fruitful interaction between modern theoretical physics and mathematics to new heights, including the development of homological mirror symmetry, and the study of wall-crossing phenomena".

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July 31, 2012