Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2017
The jury panel of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics has unanimously decided to award the prize to Professor Charles Fefferman & professor Richard Schoen.
“for their striking contributions to analysis and geometry.”
Charles Fefferman has made major contributions to several fields, including several complex variables, partial differential equations and subelliptic problems. He introduced new fundamental techniques into harmonic analysis and explored their application to a wide range of fields including fluid dynamics, spectral geometry and mathematical physics. This had a major impact on regularity questions for classical equations such as the Navier-Stokes equation and the Euler equation. He solved major problems related to the fine structure of solutions to partial differential equations.