IHES - Maxim Kontsevich, permanent professor since 1995
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Maxim Kontsevich, Mathematician

Permanent professor since 1995, holder of the AXA-IHES Chair for Mathematics

Maxim Kontsevich belongs to a new generation of mathematicians who have been able to integrate in their area of work aspects of quantum theory, opening up radically new perspectives.

On the mathematical side, he has drawn on the systematic use of known algebraic structure deformations and on the introduction of new ones that turned out to be relevant in many other areas, with no obvious link.

Maxim Kontsevich is the Principal Investigator of the ERC – Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory” (ReNew Quantum), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, under grant agreement #810573.

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Otto Hahn Medal (1992)
European Prize, Ville de Paris (1992)
Henri Poincaré Prize (1997)
Fields Medal (1998)
Crafoord Prize (2008)
Shaw Prize (2012)
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2012)
Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics (2014)
ERC Synergy Grant "Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory" (ReNew Quantum) (2019)


Doctor Honoris Causa, Aarhus Universitet (2014)
Doctor Honoris Causa, Universität Wien (2015)
Doctor Honoris Causa, Syddansk Universitet (2023)
Académie des Sciences de Paris, member
Academia Europaea, member
National Academy of Sciences, foreign member
London Mathematical Society, honorary member (2016)

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