EMS Prizes for HCM members Geordie Williamson and Peter Scholze

Hausdorff Chair Peter Scholze and HCM member Geordie Williamson (MPIM) both receive the EMS Prize 2016.



Geordie Williamson and Peter Scholze received an EMS Prize for outstanding young researchers each today in Berlin. 

Geordie Williamson. Photo: MPIM

The prize is awarded every four years to the ten most promising young mathematicians. This award is especially prestigious as "one of each six was subsequently awarded the Fields Medal," said Prof. Pavel Exner, the President of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). 

Geordie Williamson is an Advanced Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn since 2011. The Clay Research Award was awarded to him earlier this year.

Peter Scholze became a Hausdorff Chair in 2012 at the age of only 24 years. He already received the Clay Research Award in 2014 and the Leibniz Prize this year.

Hausdorff Chair Peter Scholze. Photo: Astrid Slizewski

“I feel much honored and thank the EMS for this award. I’d also like to thank my wonderful colleagues at the Hausdorff Center for their support and the University of Bonn for the inspirational atmosphere that I may work in,” says Peter Scholze.

Another of the ten EMS Prizes went to Guido De Philippis, a former HCM postdoc. 


The 2016 laureates on the EMS website.


Press contact:

Dr. Astrid Slizewski