New Award for Mathematical Physics, the Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya Prize, Given to Svetlana Jitomirskaya

The first ever OAL Prize, celebrating the life of the noted Russian mathematician, honors outstanding contributions to the mathematics underlying previously unsolved problems in quantum physics.

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For her groundbreaking work in mathematical physics, especially on the so-called almost periodic Schrödinger operators and Jacobi matrices, Svetlana Jitomirskaya of the University of California Irvine has been awarded the inaugural prize named after the noted Russian mathematician Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922–2004). The video was presented at a joint session of the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics and the Probability and Mathematical Physics conference in Helsinki, July 2, 2022.