
Wolf Prize Recipients in Mathematics
(19782011)
Year 
Recipient 
1978 
IZRAIL M. GELFAND, Moscow State University,
Moscow, U.S.S.R., for his work in functional analysis, group
representation, and for his seminal contributions to many
areas of mathematics and its applications, and CARL L. SIEGEL
, GeorgAugust University, Gottingen, W. Germany, for his
contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several
complex variables, and celestial mechanics. 
1979 
JEAN LERAY, College de France, Paris,
France, for pioneering work on the development and application
of topological methods to the study of differential equations;
and ANDRE WEIL, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A.,
for his inspired introduction of algebrogeometry methods
to the theory of numbers. 
1980 
HENRI CARTAN, Universite de Paris, Paris,
France, for pioneering work in algebraic topology, complex
variables, homological algebra and inspired leadership of
a generation of mathematicians; and ANDREI N. KOLMOGOROV,
Moscow State University, Moscow, U.S.S.R., for deep and original
discoveries in Fourier analysis, probability theory, ergodic
theory and dynamical systems. 
1981 
LARS V. AHLFORS, Harvard University,
Cambridge, U.S.A., for seminal discoveries and the creation
of powerful new methods in geometric function theory; and
OSCAR ZARISKI, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A., creator
of the modern approach to algebraic geometry, by its fusion
with commutative algebra. 
1982 
HASSLER WHITNEY, Institute for Advanced
Study, Princeton, U.S.A., for his fundamental work in algebraic
topology, differential geometry and differential topology;
and MARK GRIGOR'EVICH KREIN, Ukrainian S.S.R. Academy of Sciences,
Odessa, U.S.S.R., for his fundamental contributions to functional
analysis and its applications. 
1983/4 
SHIING S. CHERN, University of California,
Berkeley, U.S.A., for outstanding contributions to global
differential geometry, which have profoundly influenced all
mathematics; and PAUL ERDOS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Budapest, Hungary, for his numerous contributions to number
theory, combinatorics, probability, set theory and mathematical
analysis, and for personally stimulating mathematicians the
world over. 
1984/5 
KUNIHIKO KODAIRA, The Japan Academy,
Tokyo, Japan, for his outstanding contributions to the study
of complex manifolds and algebraic varieties; and HANS LEWY,
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., for initiating
many, now classic and essential, developments in partial differential
equations. 
1986 
SAMUEL EILENBERG, Columbia University,
N.Y., U.S.A., for his fundamental work in algebraic topology
and homological algebra; and ATLE SELBERG, Institute for Advanced
Study, Princeton, U.S.A., for his profound and original work
on number theory and on discrete groups and automorphic forms. 
1987 
KIYOSHI ITO, Kyoto University, Kyoto,
Japan, for his fundamental contributions to pure and applied
probability theory, especially the creation of the stochastic
differential and integral calculus; and PETER D. LAX, New
York University, N.Y., U.S.A., for his outstanding contributions
to many areas of analysis and applied mathematics. 
1988 
FRIEDRICH HIRZEBRUCH,MaxPlanckInstitut
and University of Bonn, Bonn, W.Germany for outstanding work
combining topology, algebraic and differential geometry, and
algebraic number theory; and for his stimulation of mathematical
cooperation and research; and LARS HORMANDER, University of
Lund, Lund, Sweden, for fundamental work in modern analysis,
in particular, the application of pseudodifferential and
Fourier integral operators to linear partial differential
equations. 
1989 
ALBERTO P. CALDERON, University of Chicago,
Chicago, U.S.A., for his groundbreaking work on singular integral
operators and their application to important problems in partial
differential equations; and JOHN W. MILNOR, Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A., for ingenious and highly
original discoveries in geometry, which have opened important
new vistas in topology from the algebraic, combinatorial,
and differentiable viewpoint. 
1990 
ENNIO DE GIORGI, Scuola Normale Superiore,
Pisa, Italy, for his innovating ideas and fundamental achievements
in partial differential equations and calculus of variations;
and ILYA PIATETSKISHAPIRO, TelAviv University, Tel Aviv,
Israel, for his fundamental contributions in the fields of
homogeneous complex domains, discrete groups, representation
theory and automorphic forms. 
1992 
LENNART A.E. CARLESON, University of
Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, and U.C.L.A, Los Angeles, U.S.A,
for his fundamental contributions to Fourier analysis, complex
analysis, quasiconformal mappings and dynamical systems;
and JOHN G. THOMPSON, University of Cambridge, Cambridge,
U.K., for his profound contributions to all aspects of finite
group theory and connections with other branches of mathematics. 
1993 
MIKHAEL GROMOV, Institut des Hautes Etudes
Scientifiques  IHES, BuressurYvette, France , for his revolutionary
contributions to global Riemmanian and symplectic geometry,
algebraic topology, geometric group theory and the theory
of partial differential equations; and JACQUES TITS, College
de France, Paris, France, for his pioneering and fundamental
contributions to the theory of the structure of algebraic
and other classes of groups and in particular for the theory
of buildings. 
1994/5 
JURGEN K. MOSER, Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, for his fundamental
work on stability in Hamiltonian mechanics and his profound
and influential contributions to nonlinear differential equations. 
1995/6 
ROBERT LANGLANDS, Institute for Advanced
Study, Princeton, U.S.A., for his pathblazing work and extraordinary
insight in the fields of number thory, automorphic forms and
group representation, and ANDREW J. WILES, Princeton University,
Princeton, U.S.A., for spectacular contributions to number
theory and related fields, major advances on fundamental conjectures,and
for settling Fermat's last theorem. 
1996/7 
JOSEPH B. KELLER, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, U.S.A., for his profound and innovative
contributions, in particular to electromagnetic, optical,
acoustic wave propagation and to fluid, solid, quantum and
statistical mechanics; and YAKOV G. SINAI, Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. and Landau Institute of Theoretical
Physics, Moscow, Russia, for his fundamental contributions
to mathematically rigorous methods in statistical mechanics
and the ergodic theory of dynamical systems and their applications
in physics. 
1999 
LASZLO LOVASZ, Yale University, New
Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., and Eotvos University, Budapest,
Hungary, for his outstanding contributions to combinatorics,
theoretical computer science and combinatorial optimization,
and ELIAS M. STEIN, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey,
U.S.A., for his contributions to classical and "Euclidean"
Fourier analysis and for his exceptional impact on a new generation
of analysts through his eloquent teaching and writing. 
2000 
RAOUL BOTT, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Mass., USA, for his deep discoveries in topology and differential
geometry and their applications to Lie groups, differential
operators and mathematical physics, and JEANPIERRE SERRE,
College de France, Paris, France, for his many fundamental
contributions to topology, algebraic geometry, algebra, and
number theory and for his inspirational lectures and writing. 
2001 
VLADIMIR I. ARNOLD, Steklov Mathematical
Institute, Moscow, Russia; and University ParisDauphine,
Paris, France, for his deep and influential work in a multitude
of areas of mathematics, including dynamical systems, differential
equations, and singularity theory; and SAHARON SHELAH, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, for his many fundamental
contributions to mathematical logic and set theory, and their
applications within other parts of mathematics. 
2002/3 
MIKIO SATO, Research Institute for Mathematical
Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, for his creation
of ‘algebraic analysis', including hyperfunction and microfunction
theory, holonomic quantum field theory, and a unified theory
of soliton equations; and JOHN T. TATE, Department of Mathematics,
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA, for his creation
of fundamental concepts in algebraic number theory.

2005 
GREGORY A. MARGULIS, Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut, USA, for his monumental contributions
to algebra, in particular to the theory of lattices in semisimple
Lie groups, and striking applications of this to ergodic
theory, representation theory, number theory, combinatorics,
and measure theory; and SERGEI P. NOVIKOV, University of
Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA; and the L.D. Landau
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia, for his
fundamental and pioneering contributions to algebraic and
differential topology, and to mathematical physics, notably
the introduction of algebraicgeometric methods. 
2006/7 
STEPHEN SMALE, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA, for his groundbreaking contributions that have played a fundamental role in shaping differential topology, dynamical systems, mathematical economics, and other subjects in mathematics; and HARRY FURSTENBERG, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, or his profound contributions to ergodic theory, probability, topological dynamics, analysis on symmetric spaces and homogenous flows. 
2008 
PIERRE R. DELIGNE, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, for his work on mixed Hodge theory; the Weil conjectures; the RiemannHilbert correspondence; and for his contributions to arithmetic; PHILLIP GRIFFITHS, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, for his work on variations of Hodge structures; the theory of periods of abelian integrals; and for his contributions to complex differential geometry; and DAVID MUMFORD, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, for his work on algebraic surfaces; on geometric invariant theory; and for laying the foundations of the modern algebraic theory of moduli of curves and theta functions. 
2010 
SHINGTUNG YAU, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, for his work in geometric analysis that has had a profound and dramatic impact on many areas of geometry and physics. DENNIS SULLIVAN, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, and CUNY Graduate School and University Center, New York, USA, for his innovative contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics. 
Source: The Wolf Foundation 
