New Horizons prize awarded to Mohammed Abouzaid

Mohammed AbouzaidMohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University), one of the PIs of the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry, was named one of four winners of the 2017 New Horizons Prizes in Mathematics. The New Horizons Prizes, which were announced alongside the Breakthrough Prizes at a star-studded gala event on December 4, 2016, reward promising early-career researchers who have produced important work in fundamental physics or mathematics.

Abouzaid’s prize was awarded “for distinguishing cotangent bundles of exotic spheres, constructing the wrapped Fukaya category with Paul Seidel, and other decisive contributions to symplectic topology and mirror symmetry.”