2021 Shaw Prize in Mathematics Awarded to Former IAS Scholars
The 2021 Shaw Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Jean-Michel Bismut (1984, 1994) and Jeff Cheeger (1972, 1977–78, 1995), former Members in the School of Mathematics. The pair shares the award for their “remarkable insights that have transformed, and continue to transform, modern geometry.”
Bismut, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Université Paris-Saclay, and Cheeger, Professor of Mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, have, throughout their careers to the present day, not only solved long-standing open problems but have also introduced important new ideas and built tools that have greatly extended the range of what is possible in modern geometry—transforming the subject as a result.
Established in 2002, the Shaw Prize is managed and administered by the Shaw Prize Foundation. The prize honors individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in academic and scientific research or applications and whose works have resulted in a positive and profound impacts on mankind.
Read more at Shaw Prize Foundation.