We are proud to host the Ostrowski Prize Ceremony on January 25th, 2018. The Ostrowski Prize is a major award given every odd year for outstanding mathematical achievement judged by an international jury from the universities of Basel, Jerusalem, Waterloo and the academies of Denmark and the Netherlands.
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We are pleased and happy that The Hebrew University ranks 11th in the field of Mathematics in the latest Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, and is the leading department in Asia according to this ranking. While such rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, it’s very nice to be recognized and placed in the lead in mathematics research
Prof. Alex Lubotzky and Prof. Gil Kalai will both giving plenary talks, and Prof. Mike Hochman will be giving an invited talk in the dynamics section at the next International Congress of Mathematicians in Brazil. In addition two of our former PhD students are speaking in the ICM: Assaf Naor (plenary) and Tsachik Gelander (Lie groups section).