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2018 HERMANN WEYL PRIZE

 Call for nominations (OPEN)

The purpose of the Hermann Weyl Prize is to provide recognition for young scientists who have performed top level original work in the area of understanding physics through symmetries.

To be eligible for the Hermann Weyl Prize, the candidate should be either 35 years of age or younger, or be within 5 years of having received the doctoral degree, at the time of the deadline of the application.

Candidates should be nominated by or through the members of the Standing Committee of ICGTMP

Each nomination should include:
1. The relevant work of the nominee (open access links are OK) together with a summary of up to 4 pages of her/his work.
2.  A brief CV of the nominee.
3.  A letter from the nominating scientist introducing the nominee and appraising his/her work.
4.  At least two letters of support for the nomination. These letters cannot be from the members of the Selection Committee.
The deadline for the nomination of candidates is DECEMBER 15, 2017.

Group32: Preliminary Bulletin

The 32nd International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (Group32) will be held at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, from Monday 9th July until Friday 13th July 2018. Arrival date 8th July and departure date 14th July.

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The 2016 Wigner Medal has been awarded to Bertram Kostant of  the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) for his fundamental contributions to representation theory that led to new branches of mathematics and physics.

The Chair of the Selection Committee, Professor Michio Jimbo of Rikkyo University, Tokyo, said: “the lifelong achievements of Bertram Kostant have had profound impact in pure mathematics. At the same time, his work miraculously has been finding its way to physics. Kostant’s winning the award perfectly suits the spirit of Wigner who coined the famous phrase the `unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the physical sciences’.”   more…


The 2016 Hermann Weyl Prize has been awarded to Vasily Pestun of Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (France) for his groundbreaking results in the study of supersymmetric gauge theories, such as his ingenious computation of partition functions that led to the discovery of rich connections between four-dimensional and two-dimensional quantum field theories.
The Chair of the Selection Committee, Professor Edward Frenkel of University of California, Berkeley, said: “Vasily Pestun’s original contributions opened new opportunities for fruitful interaction between mathematics and quantum physics. It is quite fitting that his work is honored by the prize named after Hermann Weyl, a pioneer in both of these fields who used to say that in his research he always tried to unite the true and the beautiful.”  more…