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Artur Avila

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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Avila and the second is Cordeiro de Melo.
Artur Avila
Avila at the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach in 2012.
Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo

(1979-06-29) 29 June 1979 (age 44)
  • Brazil
  • France
EducationInstituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (PhD and MS)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (BS)
Known forDynamical systems
Spectral theory
Zorich–Kontsevich conjecture
Ten martini problem
AwardsFields Medal (2014)
TWAS Prize (2013)
Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems (2011)
EMS Prize (2008)
Salem Prize (2006)
Gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (1995)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Zurich
Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)
Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
ThesisBifurcações de tranformações unimodais sob os pontos de vistas topológico e métrico (2001)
Doctoral advisorWelington de Melo

Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo (born 29 June 1979) is a Brazilian mathematician naturalized French. He works on dynamical systems and spectral theory. He is one of the winners of the 2014 Fields Medal,[2] being the first Latin American and lusophone to win such an award.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~artur/cur.pdf Archived 2014-05-08 at the Wayback Machine [bare URL PDF]
  2. Alex Bellos (13 August 2014). "Fields Medals 2014: the maths of Avila, Bhargava, Hairer and Mirzakhani explained". The Guardian.