# Plenary Speakers

**Martin Bridson**

University of Oxford

##### Martin Bridson

**Martin Bridson**is the Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford and President of the Clay Mathematics Institute. He is renowned for his work in Geometric Group Theory.

Born in the Isle of Man, he received his PhD from Cornell (1991) and previously held positions at Princeton, Geneva, and Imperial College London.

His honours include the LMS Whitehead Prize (1999), AMS Steele Prize (2020), and Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012). A Fellow of the Royal Society (2016), AMS (2015), and Academia Europeae (2020), he was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 2006.

**Annalisa Buffa**

EPF Lausanne

##### Annalisa Buffa

Annalisa Buffa has been a professor of mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) since 2016 and has been the associate vice president of EPFL for postgraduate education since 2022. Before this, she was the research director and director of the Instituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Annalisa Buffa is a corresponding member of the Academia dei Lincei, associé etranger of the French Academy of Sciences, a member of Academia Europeae and the European Academy of Sciences. She is a leading expert in the numerical analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs).

Her interests span from geometric design, computational mechanics, and computational electromagnetics to approximation theory, and functional analysis for PDEs. She received an ERC Starting grant in 2008 and an ERC Advanced grant in 2016. She is a recipient of the Collatz prize from the ICIAM (2015), and she was the AWM-SIAM Sonya Kovalevskaya lecturer at ICIAM 2023.

She has been a plenary speaker at several venues, including the ECCOMAS conference in 2022, the centennial of the IMU in 2021, AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications in 2018, the International Congress of Mathematicians (section 15, 2014), the ICIAM in 2015, the GAMM conference and the FoCM conference in 2014. Annalisa Buffa is a highly cited researcher, according to ISI (2019).

**Maxim Kontsevich**

IHES

##### Maxim Kontsevich

**Maxim Kontsevich**was born in 1964 in Khimki, Russia. In 1980-1985 he studied at Moscow State University, in 1985-1990 he worked at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems. He received his Ph.D. from Bonn University in 1992, and in 1994-1995 was a professor at the UC Berkeley. From 1995 to the present he has been a permanent professor at IHES, France. He received the Fields Medal in 1998.

**André Neves**

University of Chicago

##### André Neves

**André Neves**is a Professor of Mathematics at University of Chicago and he obtained his Phd in 2005 under the direction of Prof. Richard Schoen at Stanford University. He has oriented 10 phd thesis and mentored 25 postdocs.

His field of research is geometric analysis and for his research has been recognized with an invitation to speak at the ICM 2024, the AMS Veblen Prize in Geometry in 2016, the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize in 2016, and a Simons Investigator Award in 2018. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2020.

**Eero Saksman**

University of Helsinki

##### Eero Saksman

**Eero Saksman**obtained his PhD in 1994 at Helsinki University. He has been a professor at Tampere Technical University 2001-2002, at Jyväskylä University 2002-2007, and starting from 2007 he has been professor at University of Helsinki, where he now leads the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence 'Randomness and Structures. Saksman has obtained several prizes including the silver Onsager medal in 2018. He has acted as an editor in several journals including Acta Mathematica.

Saksman's research interests touch several areas of analysis and probability. These include operator theory, complex and geometric analysis, partial differential equations, and random geometry. Some of his research is also related to applied inverse problems, and he has pioneered research on adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods.

**Benny Sudakov**

ETH Zurich

##### Benny Sudakov

**Benny Sudakov**received his PhD from Tel Aviv University in 1999 and has held appointments at Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently a professor of mathematics at ETH Zurich. Sudakov is the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, and a Humboldt Research Award. He is a Member of the Academia Europaea, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and was an invited speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians. Sudakov has authored more than 300 scientific publications and serves on the editorial boards of dozens of research journals. His main scientific interests include combinatorics and its applications to other areas of mathematics and computer science.

**Fabio Toninelli**

Technische Universität Wien

##### Fabio Toninelli

**Fabio Toninelli**got his PhD in Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) in 2003. He was CNRS researcher at ENS Lyon (2004-2012) and at University Lyon 1 (2012-2020). Since 2020, he is professor at the Technical University of Vienna.

His research topics are probability theory and statistical mechanics.

He was ICM invited speaker (2018), ICMP plenary speaker (2018) and SPA plenary speaker (2014).

**Vlad Vicol**

Courant Institute

##### Vlad Vicol

**Vlad Vicol**received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2010. He held positions at the University of Chicago (Dickson Instructor), Princeton University (Assistant Professor), and is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. His research focuses on the analysis of nonlinear PDEs arising in fluid dynamics.

**Anna Wienhard**

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

##### Anna Wienhard

**Anna Wienhard**is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig. Her interests lie in geometry, group theory and dynamics.

Anna received her PhD in 2004 at the University of Bonn. Subsequently she held positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Heidelberg University. Anna was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant, and ERC Advanced Grant, and the Hector Science Award 2022.

**Tamar Ziegler**

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

##### Tamar Ziegler

**Tamar Ziegler**is the Henry and Manya Noskwith Chair of Mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University. She received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2003 under the supervision of Hillel Furstenberg. She was a faculty member at the Technion Institute of Technology 2007-2013. She held visiting professorships at Stanford university in 2012-13, at MSRI in 2017, and was a distinguished visiting professor at the IAS in Princeton in 2022-23. Ziegler received the Alon Fellowship and the Ostrowski Fellowship in 2008, the Erdos Prize in 2011, the Bruno memorial award in 2015. She was the European Mathematical Society lecturer of the year in 2013, and an invited speaker at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians. She was elected to Academia Europaea in 2021.