Robert P. Langlands

Robert P. Langlands Winner of Wolf Prize in Mathematics - 1995
Robert P. Langlands

THE 1995/6 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS


The Prize Committee for Mathematics has unanimously decided that the Prize for 1995/6 be jointly awarded to:

Robert P. Langlands
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, New Jersey, USA


for his path-blazing work and extraordinary insight in the fields of number theory, automorphic forms and group representation.

Andrew J. Wiles
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

for spectacular contributions to number theory and related fields, major advances on undamental conjectures, and for settling Fermat´s last theorem.

Professors Langlands and Wiles share the Wolf Prize for their ground-breaking research in modern number theory which has led to the solution of long standing problems as well as defining important new directions.

Robert P. Langlands has shaped the modern theory of automorphic forms including ground-breaking works on: Eisenstein series, group representations, L-functions and the Artin conjectures, principle of functoriality, and the formulation of the far-reaching Langlands program. His contributions and insights provide a basis and an inspiration for present and future researchers in these fields.

Andrew J. Wiles has made spectacular contributions toward the resolution of long standing fundamental problems in number theory by introducing profound and novel methods. The problems that he has addressed on his own and jointly with others include; the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjectures, the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory, and the Shimura-Taniyama-Weil conjecture. His work, to date, culminated in the proof of the celebrated Fermat´s last theorem. This problem is responsible for shaping much of number theory in the last two centuries.