Director emeritus Prof. Yuri Manin received the János Bolyai International Award for Mathematics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on December 1, 2010. The prize was established in 1902 and is awarded every five years for the best mathematical monograph of the last 15 years. It consists of a cash award of US$ 25,000 and a medal.

The past recipients of the prize include such renowned scientists as Henri Poincaré or David Hilbert. Prof. Manin was awarded the prize for his “breakthrough results and methods” published 1999 in the book Frobenius manifolds, quantum cohomology, and moduli spaces. The monograph draws from several different fields of mathematics such as algebra, geometry or topology, to answer questions originating from theoretical physics.

For more information see: Hungarian Academy of Sciences