UCLA math professor Tim Austin has been awarded the 2020 New Horizons Prize for his “multiple contributions to ergodic theory, most notably the solution of the weak Pinsker conjecture.” The prize is worth $100,000 and honors individuals for their early-career achievements in physics and math. The award was announced on September 5th, 2019 by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and its founding sponsors – Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. This year, six New Horizons Prizes were awarded to twelve scientists. These recipients, along with the hundreds of 2020 Breakthrough Prize winners, will be honored and broadcast live on National Geographic on November 3rd, 2019.
To read the full press release, visit the Breakthrough Prize website.
More info. about the New Horizons Prize and Breakthrough Prize can be found in the following National Geographic article.