Wolf Prize in Mathematics Awarded to Yau and Sullivan

The 2010 Wolf Prize in Mathematics will be awarded to Shing-Tung Yau, formerly a Professor, from 1980-84, and a Member, from 1971-72 and from 1979-80, in the Institute's School of Mathematics. He will share the prize with Dennis Sullivan, former Visitor (1968-70) in the School of Mathematics. Yau, William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University, was selected for his work in geometric analysis, and Sullivan, Professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was selected for contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics.