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Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems

Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems

Professor Emeritus Michael Brin of the University of Maryland has endowed an international prize for outstanding work in the theory of dynamical systems and related areas. The prize is given for specific mathematical achievements that appear as a single or a series of publications in refereed journals, proceedings or monographs.The goal of the prize is to recognize mathematicians who have made substantial impact in the field at an early stage of their careers. The recipients should be no more than fourteen years from Ph.D.

The Brin Prize has been established in 2008; it was bi-annual unitil 2017 and  became annual since 2018.

The first Brin Prize was presented in April 2008 at the  Maryland session of the Semi-annual workshop in Dynamical systems and Related topics, that was dedicated to Michael Brin's 60th birthday. The 2009 - 2017 prizes have been awarded  in odd years and presented at the Penn State Fall sessions of the Semi-annual workshop in Dynamical systems and Related topics. Starting with 2018 the prize will be will be awarded in even years at the Maryland Spring sessions  and in the odd years at the Penn State Fall sessions of the Semi-annual workshop in Dynamical systems and Related topics.

 

Brin Prize Winners

2008 Giovanni FORNI; 2009 Dmitry DOLGOPYAT; 2011 Artur AVILA ; 2013 Omri SARIG ; 2015 Federico RODRIGUEZ HERTZ; 2017 Lewis BOWEN; 2018 Michael HOCHMAN; 2019 Sébastien GOUËZEL; 2020 Corinna ULCIGRAI 

Archive of Brin Prize Winners

The ninth Brin Prize has been awarded to CORINNA ULCIGRAI for her fundamental work on the ergodic theory of locally Hamiltonian flows on surfaces, of translation flows on periodic surfaces and wind-tree models, and her seminal work on higher genus generalizations of Markov and Lagrange spectra.

The eighth Brin Prize has been awarded to SÉBASTIEN GOUËZEL for his groundbreaking and influential work on the spectral theory of transfer operators and on statistical properties of hyperbolic dynamical systems and random walks on hyperbolic groups.

TALKS ABOUT GOUËZEL'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  
of the Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, September 28, 2019 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 BRIN PRIZE SESSION 

The seventh Brin Prize has been awarded to MICHAEL HOCHMAN  for his seminal and groundbreaking work on dimensions of projections of self-similar measures, and on inverse theorems for entropy of convolutions of probability measures, also in higher dimensions.

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  • Hochman's prize work 

TALKS ABOUT HOCHMAN'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  
of the University of Maryland Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, April 8, 2018 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 BRIN PRIZE SESSION 

The sixth Brin Prize has been awarded to LEWIS BOWEN  
for creation of entropy theory for a broad class of non-amenable groups and solution of the long standing isomorphism problem for Bernoulli actions of such groups,

TALK ABOUT BOWEN'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  
of the Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, October 7, 2017 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 BRIN PRIZE SESSION 

The fifth Brin Prize has been awarded to FEDERICO RODRIGUEZ HERTZ  
for his groundbreaking work on stable ergodicity of partially hyperbolic systems, on global smooth rigidity and on measure rigidity of smooth group actions on compact manifolds. 

TALKS ABOUT RODRIGUEZ HERTZ'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  
of the Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, October 24, 2015 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2015 BRIN PRIZE SESSION 

The fourth Brin Prize has been awarded to OMRI SARIG 
for fundamental contributions to the theory of infinite Markov chains and the solution of long-standing problem of constructing infinite Markov partitions for general surface diffeomorphisms with positive topological entropy

TALKS ABOUT SARIG'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  
of the Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, October 19, 2013 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2013 BRIN PRIZE SESSION 

The third Brin Prize has been awarded to ARTUR AVILA 
for fundamental contributions to one-dimensional dynamics, spectral theory of Schoedinger operators, and dynamics of interval exchange transformations and Teichmueller flows

TALKS ABOUT AVILA'S WORK AT THE BRIN PRIZE SESSION  of the Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, October 22, 2011 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 BRIN PRIZE SESSION