Kaisa Matomäki receives New Horizons in Mathematics Prize
Academy Research Fellow Kaisa Matomäki from the University of Turku receives the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize for fundamental breakthroughs in the understanding of local correlations of values of multiplicative functions.
The New Horizons Prize in Mathematics is $100,000. Prizes are awarded for junior researchers in the field of mathematics who have already produced important work. Matomäki shares the prize with Professor Maksym Radziwill from the California Institute of Technology. Matomäki and Radziwill have collaborated since 2013.
The Board of the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize awards the prizes in November 2018. The prizes in mathematics are funded by a grant from Mark Zuckerberg’s fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and a grant from the Milner Foundation.
Kaisa Matomäki was born in 1985 and completed her master’s degree at the University of Turku in 2005 with a dissertation on number theory. She then continued her studies in London and gained a doctorate there in 2009. Since then she has continued her research in number theory under the auspices of the Academy of Finland. She was appointed to an associate professorship at the University of Turku in 2015 and is at present on leave from that position. She was awarded the Academy of Finland prize for scientific courage in November 2016 and together Radziwill received the SASTRA Ramanujan prize in India in 2016, the statement accompanying the prize being phrased quite concisely as “Kaisa Matomäki is one of the strongest young analytic number theorists in the world today.“
Kaisa Matomäki received Väisälä Prize in 2016. Väisälä Prizes are awarded annually to 1–3 already distinguished scientists in the active parts of their careers. The prizes are awarded by the Board of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters from the Väisälä Fund, to the fields supported by the Fund. The Väisälä Prizes have been awarded since 2000.