Larry Guth

Larry Guth

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize

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.

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