École Polythechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2018 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize
For remarkable application of the theory of modular forms to the sphere packing problem in special dimensions.
Science is a collaborative effort, and quick progress is possible when people openly share their knowledge and ideas. I would like to thank my teachers, colleagues, and co-authors, as without them none of my research would be possible. I am grateful to my teachers Andriy Knyaziuk, Sergiy Ovsienko, Gerhard Pfister, Igor Shevchuk, and Don Zagier for their guidance, enthusiasm, and great patience. I thank Andriy Bondarenko, Henry Cohn, Abhinav Kumar, Steven Miller, Danylo Radchenko, and Daniil Yevtushynsky for the projects we have done together and for everything they have taught me. Also, I thank my family for their love and support.