The Pólya Prize 2022 is awarded to Professor Antti Kupiainen from the University of Helsinki and to his collaborators Remi Rhodes (University of Marseille) ja Vincent Vargas (University of Geneva) for their work in the field of mathematical physics and probability theory.
The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics is awarded by SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, every four years for a significant contribution, as evidenced by a refereed publication, in an area of mathematics of interest to George Pólya not covered by the George Pólya Prize in Applied Combinatorics or the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.
The committee cites that “The Pólya Prize is awarded to Kupiainen, Rhodes and Vargas for a rigorous justification of the DOZZ formula for three-point structure constants in Liouville Conformal Field Theory.”
The prize will be awarded at the 2022 SIAM Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held in a hybrid format on July 11-15, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Kupiainen A., Rhodes R., Vargas V.: Integrability of Liouville theory: proof of the DOZZ formula, Annals of Mathematics 191, 81-166 (2020).