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2015 Clay Research Conference 30 September. Charles Fefferman, Mike Hopkins, Maryam Mirzakhani, Andrei Okounkov, Peter Scholze. Associated workshops:

Research Fellowships call for nominations by November 16 

Millennium Problems

In 1904 the French mathematician Henri Poincaré asked if the three dimensional sphere is characterized as the unique simply connected three manifold. This question, the Poincaré conjecture, was a special case of Thurston's geometrization conjecture. Perelman's proof tells us that every three manifold is built from a set of standard pieces, each with one of eight well-understood geometries.


The 2015 Clay Research award has been made jointly to Larry Guth  and Nets Katz for their solution of the Erdős distance problem and for other joint and separate contributions to combinatorial...
The first Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge has been made to Étienne Ghys in recognition of his own important contributions to mathematical research and for his distinguished...