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Congratulations to Nigel Hitchin, winner of the 2016 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics congratulates Nigel Hitchin, Savilian Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford and SCGP Trustee, for winning the 2016 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, “for his far reaching contributions to geometry, DSC_9717representation theory and theoretical physics. The fundamental and elegant concepts and techniques that he has introduced have had wide impact and are of lasting importance”.

The Shaw Prize, widely regarded as the Asian Nobel Prize, is an international award, established under the auspices of Mr. Run Run Shaw, annually bestowed upon individuals who have achieved ​”significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or applications, and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind​”. It honors scientists working in the fields of astronomy, life sciences and medicine, and mathematical sciences. The presentation ceremony will be held September 27, 2016 in Hong Kong.

Congratulations to Nigel for his many contributions to mathematical physics and to our Center!