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UNM Alumnus Dmitry Panchenko Invited Speaker at 2022 ICM where Field medals were awarded today

UNM Alumnus Dmitry Panchenko and Full Professor at University of Toronto in Canada will deliver a prestigious Invited Lecture as a Sectional Speaker at the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2022)  held virtually this week July 5-14, 2022. Panchenko is an Ukranian mathematician who received his PhD in Mathematics in 2002 from UNM under the supervision of former faculty member  Vladimir Koltchinskii (Ukranian mathematician and invited speaker himself at the ICM 2018 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, now at Georgia Tech University). Panchenko's  dissertation was on Concentration inequalities in product spaces and applications to statistical learning theory. His  ICM Lecture will be delivered on  Saturday, July 9, 2022 on Ultrametricity in spin glass models.

Today (July 5th, 2022) the 2022 Field Medals were announced in Helsinki, Finland, as part of the ICM 2022. The Field medalist are 

  • Hugo Duminil-Copin, French mathematician currently a Full Professor at Université de Genève in Switzerland and Permanent Professor at  Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) in France. Citation: For solving longstanding problems in the probabilistic theory of phase transitions in statistical physics, especially in dimensions three and four.

  • June Hu, Korean mathematician and Full Professor at Princeton University in the US.  Citation: For bringing the ideas of Hodge theory to combinatorics, the proof of the Dowling–Wilson conjecture for geometric lattices, the proof of the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture for matroids, the development of the theory of Lorentzian polynomials, and the proof of the strong Mason conjecture.

  • James Maynard, British mathematician, Full Professor at Oxford Univeristy in the UK.  Citation: For contributions to analytic number theory, which have led to major advances in the understanding of the structure of prime numbers and in Diophantine approximation.

  • Maryna Viazovska, Ukranian mathematician, second woman to ever win a Field Medal, a  Full Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  in Switzerland. Citation: For the proof that the E8 lattice provides the densest packing of identical spheres in 8 dimensions, and further contributions to related extremal problems and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis.

For fascinating articles about the Field medalists see Quanta Magazine