Nina Holden

ETH Zurich (PhD MIT 2018)

2021 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

For work in random geometry, particularly on Liouville Quantum Gravity as a scaling limit of random triangulations.


Maryam Mirzakhani’s achievements are a great inspiration, and I am happy to receive a prize that honors her memory. I also hope the establishment of this prize can motivate more women to choose mathematics as a career path. I would like to say thanks to all my collaborators and colleagues over the past years. Our discussions and collaborations have not only been the best way to learn and discover new mathematics, they have also made the work much more enjoyable. The list of people is long but let me mention Xin Sun in particular for our work on conformal embedding of random triangulations. Thanks also to my mentors Scott Sheffield and Wendelin Werner for good advice on life and work. Finally, many thanks to my parents Marit and Lars and my husband Georgy for always supporting me in what I do, and to my daughter Victoria for all the happiness she brings.

Nina Holden