Our own Professor and Associate Chair **Matt Blai**r won a Frontiers of Science Awards at the inaugural International Congress on Basic Science held in Beijing July 16-28, 2023. These new prizes are given on the basis of outstanding papers published in the past five years. Blair was selected for his paper *“Logarithmic improvements in L ^{p }bounds for eigenfunctions at the critical exponent in the presence of nonpositive curvature” *(joint with John Hopkins University Professor Chris Sogge) that appeared in Inventiones Mathematicae in 2019. You can see other Laureates here, among them there are a number of Field medalists (at least 9), a Turing Award recipient and other luminaries, Professor Blair is in very good company!!!!

Some notes:

- The Field medals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_Medal) are awarded every 4 years in the International Congress of Mathematicians, they are regarded as one of the highest honors a mathematician can receive, and have been described as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics.
- The Turing Award (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_Award) is considered the Nobel Prize in computing and is awarded every year. You may remember UNM Alumni Jack Dongarra (UNM PhD 1980 in applied mathematics) received it in 2021.
- Inventiones Mathematicae (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inventiones_Mathematicae) is a mathematical journal established in 1966 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious mathematics journals in the world.

On September 6, 2023, UNM Advance published a **Faculty Fanfare** for Matt Blair!!