Christopher Hacon, University of Utah mathematician, was awarded the 2018 prestigious Breakthrough Prize. The prize, that celebrates top achievements in Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics, is worldwide considered “The Oscar Of Science”. The awards ceremony, hosted by Morgan Freeman, was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The $3 million prize recognizes Hacon’s work in algebraic geometry, the field that studies geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. It connects and elevates algebra, which solves polynomial equations, and geometry, which describes the shapes arising from those equations. The Breakthrough Prize was founded by tech executives including Google’s Sergey Brin, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg […]
"A Scuola Normale in the South of Italy". This is the announcement made by Professor Vincenzo Barone during his opening speech at the beginning of the new academic year, celebrated on 18 October 2017. Professor Gaetano Manfredi confirms the existence of an undergoing project in an editorial published by the Repubblica newspaper.
In Italy, we don’t pursue merit. Otherwise, within the academic world, deserving universities might afford, for example, to offer competitive salaries in order to attract the best lecturers on international scale. But we carefully refrain from making it possible.
The spaces destined to the Scuola Normale for 5 years within the former Foundry N. 1 in Follonica have been inaugurated. Students and researchers will have multimedia stations at their disposal during this first phase of a collaboration that could result in a permanent presence of the Scuola Normale in the maritime town in the province of Grosseto
Today, the new Artistic Director, Carlo Boccadoro, introduced the 2017/2018 programme. “We will alternate some intense performances to sheer fun. Our intention is to draw the attention of the great public to classical music”.
Once again a prestigious appointment for Prof. Umberto Zannier, Full Professor of Geometry at the Scuola Normale Superiore, as Princeton University chose him as speaker for the “Minerva Lecture Series“, consisting of three lectures held yearly at Princeton University since 2012 at the initiative of the Fernholz Foundation.