Our own Professor and Associate Chair Matt Blair 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 Lp 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!!!!
- 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!!