Maryna Viazovska

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.

Maryna Viazovska

Breakthrough Prize Symposium Talks