The Prize in Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics is the basic language of all natural sciences and all modern technology. In the twentieth century mathematics made tremendous strides both in opening new frontiers and in solving important and difficult old problems. Its influence permeates every creative scientific and technological discipline, and extends into the social science.
With the developments in computer science, information technology, and statistics in the twentieth century, the importance of mathematics to mankind will be further enhanced in the twenty-first century.
The Shaw Laureate in
for their huge influence on and profound contributions to representation theory, as well as many other areas of mathematics.
2004 - 2020