Works of 2006 Fields Medalists in Probability
主 题: Works of 2006 Fields Medalists in Probability
报告人: Wenbo V. Li (University of Delaware)
时 间: 2006-11-24(周五) 下午 2:30 - 3:30
地 点: 理科一号楼 1114 (数学所活动)
The Fields Medals are the most important international prize in the world of mathematics. They are awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) every four years at the ICM (International Congress of Mathematicians). Between two and four Fields Medals can be awarded at each ICM to only mathematicians below the age of 40 in order to encourage future endeavor. They are typically awarded for a body of work, rather than a single isolated achievement.
The winners of the Fields Medals awarded in ICM2006 are: Andrei Okounkov, Grigori Perelman, Terence Tao, and Wendelin Werner. Their works related to probability theory will be discussed in this talk, which should be understandable for a wide audience. The aim is to convince the audience/students that they should learn as much probability as possible. Without any double, probability theory has become one of the most fascinating, fast growing and main stream mathematics.