Alex Eskin *93 Receives 2020 Breakthrough Prize

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Alex Eskin *93, Harvard's Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, will receive the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics "for revolutionary discoveries in the dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including the proof of the 'magic wand theorem' with Maryam Mirzakhani."

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and its founding sponsors – Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki – today announced the recipients of the 2020 Breakthrough Prize and 2020 New Horizons Prize, awarding a collective $21.6 million in recognition of important achievements in the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics.