Gavin Brown Prize awarded for proof of long-standing conjecture

Monday 8 December 2014
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Professor Ben Andrews and Dr Julie Clutterbuck will jointly receive the Gavin Brown Best Paper Prize for their publication Proof of the Fundamental Gap Conjecture. Ben and Julie used novel methods to solve this long-standing conjecture. The Chair of the Gavin Brown Prize committee says: “The result is clean and its formulation could be understood using second year undergraduate mathematics. The research is beneficial not only to mathematics, but also to physics – Ben and Julie’s achievement has been acclaimed around the world.”
The Gavin Brown Prize was established in 2011 for “an outstanding single article, monograph or book consisting of original research in Pure Mathematics”.

For further information about the Gavin Brown Prize please visit the Aust MS website.

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