Award Name : Clay Research Award
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Mathematics
Location : Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Lawrence David Guth is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He has previously worked at the New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.Guth received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Tomasz Mrowka.He won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2010. He was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in India in 2010, where he spoke about systolic geometry.In 2015 he received the Clay Research Award.In his research, Guth has strengthened Gromov's systolic inequality for essential manifolds and, along with Nets Katz, found a solution to the Erd?s distinct distances problem.His wide-ranging interests include the Kakeya conjecture and the systolic inequality.