École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Maryna Viazovska

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Maryna Viazovska did her bachelor studies at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and completed her MSc at the Technical University Kaiserslautern. She obtained her PhD in 2013 in Bonn. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques and at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and in 2017 was a Minerva Distinguished Visitor at Princeton University. She joined EPFL in 2017 as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor and was promoted Full Professor in 2018. She has received a Fields Medal, a prestigious honor often described as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, for her work on the sphere-packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24. Previously, the problem had been solved for only three dimensions or fewer.

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