Hugo Duminil-Copin, mathematician, permanent professor at IHES and a 2022 Fields medalist, is the winner of the Grand Prix des Personnalités awarded by the weekly news magazine L’Express. The award was presented to him by Laura Chaubard, Director General of Ecole Polytechnique, at the first edition of the awards ceremony held on Wednesday, December 7 and chaired by Alain Weill, Chairman and CEO of L’Express.
The five prizes awarded on December 7 recognize personalities who have distinguished themselves in 2022 through their stance, influence or actions in the fields of ecological transition, tech, science, Europe and freedom.
Along with Hugo Duminil-Copin, laureate of the Grand Prix, the other laureates are Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Director of Research at the Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the French Atomic Energy Commission (Prize for ecological transition), Thomas Jonas, Managing Director and co-founder of Nature’s Fynd (Prize for tech), and the writers Andreï Kurkov (Prize for Europe) and Salman Rushdie (Prize for freedom).
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