The following prizes were announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians:
- Elon Lindenstrauss (Princeton University) for his results on measure rigidity in ergodic theory, and their applications to number theory.
- Ngô Bảo Châu (Université Paris-Sud) for his proof of the Fundamental Lemma in the theory of automorphic forms through the introduction of new algebro-geometric methods.
- Stanislav Smirnov (Université de Genève) for the proof of conformal invariance of percolation and the planar Ising model in statistical physics.
- Cedric Villani (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) for his proofs of nonlinear Landau damping and convergence to equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation.
- Daniel Spielman (Yale University) for smoothed analysis of Linear Programming, algorithms for graph-based codes and applications of graph theory to Numerical Computing.
- Yves Meyer (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan) for fundamental contributions to number theory, operator theory and harmonic analysis, and his pivotal role in the development of wavelets and multiresolution analysis.
- Louis Nirenberg (New York University), the first recipient of this medal for his role in the formulation of the modern theory of non-liner elliptic partial differential equations and for mentoring numerous students and post-docs in this area.