Xinwen Zhu

California Institute of Technology

2020 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize

For work in arithmetic algebraic geometry including applications to the theory of Shimura varieties and the Riemann-Hilbert problem for p-adic varieties.


I dedicate this prize to my family for their love and support. Iā€™m grateful to all the places I have studied and worked for, providing me with excellent environments and limitless support, as well as all my teachers and colleagues, who have opened many doors for me and helped me grow into a mathematician. As it is growing bigger and bigger and more and more complicated, mathematics nowadays is increasingly becoming a collaborative discipline. I feel very lucky to have great collaborators and many good friends, who share with me not only the proofs but also the same passion for math, and from whom I consistently draw motivations, encouragements and inspirations in my research.

Xinwen Zhu