# IUPAP Young Scientist Prize winners

### 3 Aug 2021

Congratulations to Stefanos Aretakis (University of Toronto) and SwissMAP members Chiara Saffirio (UniBas) and Vincent Tassion (ETH Zurich), recipients of the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize announced at the ICMP 2021 opening ceremony.

IUPAP Young Scientist Prize Sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The Young Scientist Prizes were established in 2007. The recipients of the awards in a given year should have a maximum of 8 years of research experience following their PhD, and should have performed original work of outstanding scientific quality. The IUPAP Commission C18 for Mathematical Physics awarded its Young Scientist Prizes for the first time in 2009.

**2021 Prize recipients**

Chiara Saffirio (UniBas):

“ Chiara Saffirio is awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics for her important contributions towards the mathematical understanding of the dynamics of classical and quantum many-body systems, leading to rigorous derivations of effective evolution equations.”

Vincent Tassion (ETH Zurich):

“Vincent Tassion is awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics for his key contributions to the understanding of the stochastic properties of representations of classical lattice spin models via probabilistic methods, and his analysis of the sharp phase transition of the Potts model.”