Chenyang Xu

Chenyang Xu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research

2019 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize

For major advances in the minimal model program and applications to the moduli of algebraic varieties.


I am very honored to receive the New Horizon Prize. I would like to thank two great universities, namely Peking University and MIT, for providing me my livelihood while I pursue my heart’s desire: mathematics. I would like to thank my mentors who taught me the beauty of mathematics, and my collaborators with whom I share the joy of creation and discovery. I wish to thank the community for the recognition of my work. I am also very grateful to my family for their constant support. Finally, I’d like to say I always feel blessed to be working in mathematics, which creates a self-contained world in which we are free.

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