Friday, July 27, 2012
When Alessio Figalli was named one of the winners, in June 2012, of the prestigious European Mathematical Society prize, his first reaction was gratitude for winning the prize, which is awarded every four years to 10 young European mathematicians who’ve made outstanding contributions to their field.
Figalli’s second thought was that it was a good day for Italy, since among the other prize-winners was another native of the country.
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