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Bousseau awarded 2024 Dubrovin Medal

Alan Flurry

The Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) announced UGA faculty member Pierrick Bousseau as one of two the winners of the Dubrovin Medal 2024, a special prize that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of Mathematical physics and Geometry. 

Bousseau, an assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of mathematics, was recognized by SISSA for "the originality, complexity, and relevance of his remarkable contributions in enumerative algebraic geometry and mirror symmetry, and their profound implications for mathematical physics."

SISSA, founded in 1978 in Trieste, Italy, is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. 

The Boris Dubrovin medal was created in memory of the mathematician Boris Anatolievich Dubrovin, Professor at SISSA from 1993 to 2019, whose activity in the past forty years was a point of reference for many researchers in the field. The medal is awarded every two years since 2020.  

Bousseau's research is in the area of algebraic geometry, with a research focus that includes moduli spaces of curves and sheaves, Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas invariants, tropical geometry, and cluster varieties.  The Dubrovin announcement cited his proof of the Takahashi conjecture via a new sheaf/curve correspondence; substantial contributions to holomorphic Floer theory and a remarkable advance in the solution of the Gromov-Witten theory of smooth complete intersections. 

"I am very honored to be receiving the Dubrovin Medal," Bousseau said. "It's a big encouragement and motivation, not only for me but also for my students and my collaborators, that our research got this recognition."

"Dr. Bousseau’s deep and important work has shed new light on the profound connections between mathematical physics and algebraic geometry," said William Graham, Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Mathematics. "We are delighted that he has received this highly deserved award."

Image: Pierrick Bousseau






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