Ngô Bao Châu of the Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, has
been awarded the 2007 Oberwolfach Prize for achievement
in algebra and number theory. He was born in Hanoi, Vietnam,
in 1972. As a high school student, he won two gold
medals in the 29th and 30th International Mathematical
Olympiads (IMO). He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the
Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay. In 2004, along with Gérard
Laumon, he received the Clay Research Award, the first
Vietnamese mathematician to be so honored.
The prize carries a cash award of 5,000 (approximately
US$7,300). The prize is funded by the Oberwolfach Foundation
and is awarded approximately every three years in
cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut
Oberwolfach to young European mathematicians.
[News from Notices February 2008 Volume 55 Issue 2 ]