Associate Professor Mayuko Yamashita (27) of Kyoto University's Graduate School of Science has been selected for the ``Mariam Mirzakhani New Frontier Award,'' which is given to an outstanding young female mathematician at the 2024 Breakthrough Prize.This is the first award in mathematics since 2021, when Professor Takuro Mochizuki of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, received the Breakthrough Award.
According to Kyoto University, Associate Professor Yamashita won a silver medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad when he was in high school and went on to study at the University of Tokyo. In his third year, he skipped admission to the University of Tokyo's graduate school, dropped out of his doctoral program after five months, and became an assistant professor at the Institute for Mathematical Analysis, Kyoto University.
His research on algebraic topology, which is an important theory of topology that explores the properties hidden in the shapes of things, attracted attention for his research that bridges mathematics and physics, which led to him receiving this award.Recently, she has been invited to international conferences held around the world, and she is gaining attention as a young female mathematician.
The Breakthrough Prize is an international organization founded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, investor Yuri Milner, and Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma. academic award.Maryam Mirzakhani is the first female Iranian mathematician to win the Fields Medal, and the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontier Award is given to young female researchers in mathematics.The three recipients of this award were Associate Professor Yamashita, Hannah Larson (University of California, USA), and Laura Monk (University of Bristol, UK).
reference:[Kyoto University] Associate Professor Mayuko Yamashita of the Graduate School of Science received the Mariam Mirzakhani New Frontier Award