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Warwick Honorary Graduate wins top international mathematics prize

SinaiThe Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2014 to Warwick honorary graduate Professor Yakov Sinai. The Abel Prize recognizes 'contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences' and has been awarded annually since 2003. He will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

Professor Sinai is Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University and is internationally regarded as a pioneer in the field of dynamical systems. He has achieved numerous groundbreaking results in the theory of dynamical systems, in mathematical physics and in probability theory.

Awards and honours

Many mathematical societies and academies have elected Professor Sinai to membership or honorary membership. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary degree from Warwick. He has also received many distinguished international awards: in 2013 he was awarded the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. Other awards include the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (1997), the Nemmers Prize in Mathematics (2002), the Henri Poincaré Prize from the International Association of Mathematical Physics (2009) and the Dobrushin International Prize from the Institute of Information Transmission of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2009).