The 2017 Fermat Prize was awarded to Tunisia’s Nader Masmoudi (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, USA) for his outstanding work of in-depth and creativity in analyzing non-linear partial differential equations and in particular for his contributions to the rigorous and complete resolution of hydrodynamic stability problems raised by the founding fathers of modern fluid mechanics at the end of the 19th century.
This prize was awarded jointly with the German Simon A. Brendle (Columbia University, New York, USA) for his many and profound results in geometric analysis.
Nader Masmoudi was the first Arab and African candidate to win a gold medal at the 1992 International Mathematical Olympiad, averaging 34 out of 42. He is currently teaching as a professor of mathematics at New York University.
The Fermat Prize 2017 ceremony will take place in spring 2018 in Toulouse, simultaneously with the presentation of the 2017 Fermat Junior Prize.