Kurdish refugee receives “Nobel Prize in mathematics”

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Kurdish refugee Kaucher Birkar was awarded the Fields Prize – the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics. He made a major breakthrough in arithmetic geometry. He proved that an infinite variety of polynomial equations can be divided into a finite number of classifications. Genus Birkar from the Kurdish village of Iran. After the revolution, he received political asylum in Britain, leaving a bachelor's degree in his homeland. Now he works at the University of Cambridge.

At the International Congress of Mathematicians, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, besides him, three more scientists received the award. The youngest participant is Peter Scholze from the University of Bonn in Germany. He tried to unify arithmetic and geometry. Mathematicians have long sought to build bridges between these two ancient disciplines and create something like a “great unified theory.” Peter Scholze made significant steps towards this goal.

Akshay Venkatesh of Princeton was awarded for studies that can help prove the hypothesis of Riemann. His work covers several mathematical areas. Among them are number theory, dynamics and topology.

Another medal was awarded to Alessio Figalli from Switzerland. His research is aimed at finding the best route for transporting objects from one place to another. Contribution to the theory of optimal transport (the Monge-Kantorovich problem) has a wide range of applications: from the formation of crystals to weather changes.

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