2018 MICHAEL BRIN DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS PRIZE FOR YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS

The 2018 Michael Brin Dynamical Systems Prize for Young Mathematicians has been awarded to

ALEX WRIGHT for his fundamental work on the Teichmüller geometry and dynamics of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, especially on classification of SL(2,R)-invariant orbifolds, and the discovery of unexpected examples,

and to

BRANDON SEWARD for his groundbreaking work on entropy theory for actions of countable groups, extending to this general setting fundamental results of the classical theory such as Sinai's Factor Theorem and Krieger's Finite Generators Theorem.

THE PRIZE COMMITTEE included the following members:

  • Artur Avila, CNRS, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche, and IMPA
  • Lewis Bowen, University of Texas, Austin
  • Giovanni Forni, Committee Chair, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Michael Hochman, Hebrew University of jerusalem
  • Yakov Pesin, ex officio, Director of Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry, Penn State University
  • Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Penn State University
  • Omri Sarig, The Weizmann Institute of Science