Congratulations to Alessio Figalli, Professor at the ETH Zurich and new NCCR SwissMAP member for winning the Fields Medal at the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro!
The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
Alessio Figalli is awarded for his contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability.
You can find more information on all 2018 medalists here: https://www.mathunion.org/imu-awards/fields-medal/fields-medals-2018
Watch the interview with Prof. Figalli here: https://youtu.be/7YxMKLEKSiw