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The Boris Dubrovin Medal

Boris Dubrovin The Boris Dubrovin medal, in memory of Boris Anatolievich Dubrovin, Professor at SISSA from 1993 to 2019, is awarded by SISSA, with the support of the Moscow Mathematical Society, the “Gruppo Nazionale per la Fisica Matematica” (GNFM) and the “Gruppo Nazionale per le Strutture Algebriche, Geometriche e le loro Applicazioni” (GNSAGA), which are part of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INDAM). Boris Dubrovin made several groundbreaking contributions to mathematical physics, with far-reaching influences in various areas of mathematics,  see e.g. the obituary. Possibly one of his best-known inventions is the definition of Frobenius manifolds (which we ought now to refer to as "Dubrovin-Frobenius manifolds"). Their formalization built a surprising bridge between mathematical physics and differential, algebraic and symplectic geometry. The medal recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers who have already made outstanding contributions to the fields of mathematical physics and geometry. The Dubrovin medal will be awarded every two years starting from 2020.

The statutes of the Boris Dubrovin medal can be found here.

The call for the  2022  medal will be announced in November 2021.

The sponsors of the 2020 Dubrovin medal are the Ernesto Illy Foundation and SISSA Medialab.   

Winners 2020
Gaetan Borot of the  Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, is awarded the Dubrovin medal in recognition of his numerous and wide-ranging contributions to the theory of topological recursion leading to the proof of the Bouchard-Marino conjecture and to several applications to geometry and mathematical physics in the area of integrable systems.
Alexandr Buryak of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, is awarded the Dubrovin medal in recognition of his results in the proof of the polynomiality of the Dubrovin–Zhang hierarchy in relation with the double ramification hierarchy, in the analysis of the double-ramification cycles and his contributions to the theory of moduli spaces of open Riemann surfaces.

Selection Committee

Prof. Dario Bambusi (GNFM)

Prof. Marco Bertola (SISSA)

Prof. Marta Mazzocco (University of Birmingham)

Prof. Simon Salamon (GNSAGA and King's College of London)

Prof. Victor Vassiliev (Moscow Mathematical Society)


SISSA extends its congratulations to this year’s prize winners and for their continued contributions to mathematics.

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