Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 New Horizons Prize in Mathematics
For ingenious and surprising solutions to long standing open problems in symplectic geometry, Riemannian geometry, harmonic analysis, and combinatorial geometry.
I want to take this moment to thank my teachers, my collaborators, and my family. I feel very fortunate to have spent time with so many special teachers. I think of them often, especially now that I also teach, and I get to try to pass on to my students some of the things that I learned. I’ve also been very fortunate in my collaborations, and I think that my best work has been collaborative. It has opened up new doors and changed the direction of my career. Finally, I want to thank my family for all their love and support.