The ICMAT External Scientific Advisory Committee, approved by the Center’s Board of Directors at the end of 2019, is composed of eight prestigious international mathematicians:
|Martin R. Bridson (Isle of Man, 1964) is Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford, and the current President of the Clay Mathematics Institute. Bridson is internationally renowned for his contributions to group theory and low-dimensional topology, where his results about geometric and algorithmic properties of groups have been deeply influential. Together with Haefliger, he is author of the monograph “Metric Spaces of Non-Positive Curvature” which, with nearly 2000 citations, has become a keystone of the field of geometric group theory. Bridson obtained his PhD in 1991 at Cornell, and subsequently held positions at Princeton, Geneva, and Imperial, before joining Oxford in 2007. He has been a recipient of the LMS Whitehead Prize (1999), the Wolfson Research Merit Award of the Royal Society (2012), and the Steele Prize of the American Mathematical Society (2020). He was an Invited Lecturer at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society since 2016.
|Luis Caffarelli (Argentina, 1948) is Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Mathematics No. 1 Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. Caffarelli is a well-recognized expert in partial differential equations and free boundary problems where he has a countless number of breakthrough achievements. Caffarelli received his Ph.D. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and after that, he was a postdoc at the University of Minnesota where he eventually became Professor. He has also held professorial positions at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Chicago, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Caffarelli has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Bôcher Memorial Prize (1984), from the American Mathematical Society for “his deep and fundamental work in nonlinear partial differential equations, in particular his work on free boundary problems, vortex theory and regularity theory”; the Rolf Schock Prize (2005) from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (2012) from the Wolf Foundation, and the Shaw Prize in Mathematics (2018) from the Shaw Prize Foundation for “his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations such as the Monge-Ampère equation, and free-boundary problems such as the obstacle problem, work that has influenced a whole generation of researchers in the field”. Caffarelli has also been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), and several universities in Argentina such as the Universidad de La Plata or the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Caffarelli gave a plenary lecture at the 2002 International Congress of Mathematicians and was an invited speaker at the 1983 edition.
|Peter Constantin (Romania, 1951) is the John von Neumann Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics and serves as director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University since 2012. He has also been a Louis Block Professor and Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago (2005-2011). He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, he has been invited to give talks at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (Paris 1994), the International Congress of Mathematicians (Zurich 1994) and the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Edinburgh 1999).
|Frances Kirwan (UK, 1959) is a professor at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University (United Kingdom). She was the President of the London Mathematical Society from 2003 to 2005. Her work on algebraic geometry and symplectic geometry has earned her numerous awards, including the Whitehead Prize (1989) and the Whitehead Senior Prize (2013) from the London Mathematical Society, as well as an OBE in 2014. Furthermore, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society, since 2001, has held an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship from 2005 to 2010, is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society since 2012, and is a member of the European Academy.
|Jill Pipher (USA, 1955) is Vice President for Research at Brown University and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics. She is currently the president of the American Mathematical Society, was the president of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM, 2011-2013) and is a founding director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics an NSF mathematical institute in Providence, USA. Pipher obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1985. After that, she was L. E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago. Pipher has obtained breakthrough results in harmonic analysis and partial differential equations. She has also worked in cryptography; she co-founded NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc., and holds four patents related to encryption algorithms. Pipher is an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012) and was selected as a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics in the inaugural class in 2017. In 2019 she was named a SIAM Fellow “for her profound contributions in analysis and partial differential equations, groundbreaking work in public key cryptography, and outstanding scientific leadership”. Pipher was an invited speaker at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians.
|Antonio Ros (France, 1957) Antonio Ros (France, 1957) is Professor at the Department of Geometry and Topology in the Universidad de Granada (Spain). He is a member of the School of Geometrical Analysis in Granada, whose quality and scientific impact is internationally recognized. His research interests concern Differential Geometry, Analysis and focus in the theory of minimal surfaces and isoperimetric problems. Among his results, one can highlight the celebrated proof of the double bubble conjecture (joint with Hutchings, Morgan and Ritoré) and more recently, together with Meeks and Pérez, he has completed the classification of properly embedded minimal planar domains in Euclidean 3-space. Both results were published in Annals of Mathematics. Antonio Ros was an invited speaker at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians.
|Claire Voisin (France, 1962) holds the chair of Algebraic Geometry at the Collège de France. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Université Paris-Sud XI-Orsay. She has worked as a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu and the Ecole Polytechnique before joining her current institution in 2016. Voisin has been awarded the European Mathematical Society Prize (1992), the Clay Research Award (2008) for “her disproof of the Kodaira conjecture”, the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (2007) “for her deep contributions to algebraic geometry, and in particular for her recent solutions of two long-standing open problems: the Kodaira problem and Green’s conjecture”. She has also received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics (2017) from the Shaw Prize Foundation and received the Gold medal of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (2016), the highest scientific research award in France. Voisin was an invited speaker at the 1994 and 2010 editions of the International Congress of Mathematicians.
|Shing-Tung Yau (China, 1949) is the William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard Univeristy. He got his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and after that, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Stony Brook University, Stanford University, and Univeristy of Califiornia-San Diego. Yau was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982 “for making contributions in differential equations, also to the Calabi conjecture in algebraic geometry, to the positive mass conjecture of general relativity theory, and to real and complex Monge-Ampère equations”. Yau has also obtained the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (2010) for “his work in geometric analysis and mathematical physics”, the United States National Medal of Science (1997), and the Humboldt Research Award (1991) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Yau was also a plenary speaker at the 1978 International Congress of Mathematicians.