Sylvia Serfaty Awarded the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

January 22, 2024

Sylvia Serfaty, Silver Professor of Mathematics, has received the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics. Awarded biennially by the National Academy of Sciences, the prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. It is named in honor of the late Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), a highly accomplished mathematician who was the first woman to win the Fields Medal. 

Professor Serfaty is celebrated for her "impactful contributions to the study of nonlinear partial differential equations, variational problems, and statistical physics problems." The NAS recognizes that Professor Serfaty's "creative approach and capacity to work on a diverse but coherent family of problems shed new light on the Ginzburg-Landau model of superconductivity and the statistical mechanics of Coulomb-type systems."

The award will be presented during the NAS 161st Annual Meeting on April 28th. You can read more about this impressive acheivement here. Congratulations Professor Serfaty!