The 2019 'Ennio De Giorgi' Prize of the Italian Mathematical Union has been awarded to Nicola Gigli, Professor of mathematics at SISSA.
According to the Committee "during his intense and brilliant scientific career, Nicola Gigli has provided original and decisive contributions to the development of differential calculus and of functional/geometric analysis in the non-smooth setting of metric measure spaces. His consistent and systematic research program was pursued by combining in an elegant and extremely innovative way refined tools of calculus of variations, optimal transport, measure theory, functional analysis, Riemannian geometry, nonsmooth analysis, partial differential equations and gradient flows, in the best tradition of Ennio De Giorgi's school and ideas”.
The De Giorgi Prize is awarded to an Italian mathematician, who has made significant contributions in the field of Mathematical Analysis or in the field of Logic and Foundations. The award will take place on Monday 2 September 2019 in Pavia during the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Congress of the Italian Mathematical Union.