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Hugo Duminil-Copin awarded the Loève Prize and the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand

Hugo Duminil-Copin has been awarded two international prizes that once again recognize the importance and the quality of his work: the Loève Prize and the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand de l’Académie des Sciences.

The Loève Prize, formally The Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability, is awarded every two years to an outstanding researcher in probability who is under 45 years old. It was created in 1992 by Line Loève to commemorate her husband, Michel Loève who was a professor at Berkeley from 1948 until his death in 1979. This year’s prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Berkeley, at a date to be announced.

The Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand is awarded by the French Academy of Sciences alternately to a mathematician or a physicist younger than 35 years old and whose work is considered important for the progress of research in mathematical or physical sciences and their non-military applications. Created in 1996, it was awarded for the first time in 1998 and until 2002 to both a mathematician and a physicist. Initially named “Prix Jacques Herbrand”, the prize was renamed “Grand prix Jacques Herbrand” in 2001.

With this recognition, Hugo Duminil-Copin joins a group of laureates that includes several important names: Laurent Lafforgue, Nikita Nekrasov, Cédric Villani and Artur Avila, just to mention a few.

IHES congratulates Hugo Duminil-Copin for yet another important achievement!