IMS Fellow Alain-Sol Sznitman, ETH Zurich, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. See www.leopoldina.org.
Professor Sznitman has been full Professor at the ETH Zurich, Department of Mathematics, since 1991. Born on December 13, 1955 in Paris, he studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Following his studies he became Attaché de Recherche at CNRS in 1979, and worked at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In 1983 he received the Doctorat d’Etat, became Chargé de Recherche, and then spent two years at the Courant Institute in New York, returning to Paris in September 1985. In 1987 he was appointed associate professor at the Courant Institute, and in 1990, full professor. Honors include an Alfred P. Sloane Fellowship (1989); the Rollo Davidson Prize (1991); plenary lectures at the First European Congress of Mathematics in Paris (1992) and the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin (1998); the Line and Michel Loève Prize (1999); membership of the Academia Europaea (2008), the Inaugural Class of AMS Fellows (2012) the IMU Circle (2014). In 2022 he was the recipient of the Blaise Pascal Medal in Mathematics and became member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Alain-Sol Sznitman’s research concerns probability theory, with a special focus on problems connected with physics, in particular problems of random media. He is the author of several scientific publications and member of several scientific committees.