Congratulations to Ali Nesin

I was delighted to see, among the list of prizewinners at the ICM, that Ali Nesin has been awarded the Leelavati Prize (for outstanding contributions to public outreach in mathematics by an individual). The citation says the prize is awarded

for his outstanding contributions towards increasing public awareness of mathematics in Turkey, in particular for his tireless work in creating the “Mathematical Village” as an exceptional, peaceful place for education, research and the exploration of mathematics for anyone.

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4 Responses to Congratulations to Ali Nesin

  1. naklov says:

    Who has stolen the Birkar’s fields medal?

    and why not mention the kurdish mathematician?

    • I considered (as indeed happened) that Caucher Birkar would get plenty of mentions without the need for me adding to them. Ali Nesin is the only one of the prizewinners whom I have met, and I have seen no news about his award apart from the IMU announcement. Rio is well known to be a dangerous and relatively lawless place. And finally, I don’t understand nationality or ethnicity.

      • naklov says:

        im sorry, i didnt mean to be rude.

      • No offence taken.
        I really felt for Caucher Birkar when the news of the theft came — something like that is bad enough when you just lose your wallet but to lose a Fields medal as well…

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