Joint MSI and Student Colloquium: 2018 Fields Medals I

In this first of two special colloquia, Anand Deopurkar and John Urbas will shed light on the mathematical work that merited the 2018 Fields Medals awarded to Caucher Birkar and Alessio Figalli.

Professor Caucher Birkar
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

2018 Fields Medal for his contributions to algebraic geometry.

Professor Alessio Figalli
Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich

2018 Fields Medal for his contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry, and probability.