Subhash Khot wins the Nevanlinna Prize

Our former colleague Subhash Khot, now at the Courant Institute of New York University, was awarded the Nevanlinna prize during the opening ceremony of the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians. The citation reads:

Subhash Khot is awarded the Nevanlinna Prize for his prescient definition of the "Unique Games" problem, and leading the effort to understand its complexity and its pivotal role in the study of efficient approximation of optimization problems; his work has led to breakthroughs in algorithmic design and approximation hardness, and to new exciting interactions between computational complexity, analysis and geometry.

Details may be found at the website of the International Mathematical Union.