SISSA is pleased to announce the winners of the Dubrovin Medal 2022, a special prize that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of Mathematical physics and Geometry.
The Boris Dubrovin medal was created in memory of the great mathematician Boris Anatolievich Dubrovin, Professor at SISSA from 1993 to 2019, whose activity in the past forty years was a point of reference for many researchers in the field. The medal is awarded every two years since 2020.
The 2022 Medal is awarded to:
Amol Aggarwal, for his impressive contribution in integrable probability, random matrix theory and moduli spaces. In particular he has established the local Gibbs measure and the fluctuation around the limit shape in a class of random Lozenge tiling models. By mastery subtle asymptotic combinatorial analysis, he has obtained large genus asymptotics for Siegel-Veech constants, for intersection numbers and for volumes of strata of Abelian and quadratic differentials;
Pavlo Gavrylenko, for his work connecting isomonodromic τ-functions of Painleve equations to conformal blocks of Virasoro algebra/Nekrasov partition functions and for generalizing these results to higher rank systems, to systems on the torus and to q-difference Painleve’ equations;
Georg Oberdieck, for his extraordinarily masterful and creative cycle of papers on the enumerative geometry of Hilbert schemes in K3 surfaces, and related manifolds, culminating in his paper on holomorphic anomaly equations for the Hilbert scheme of points of a K3 surface.