Matthias Aschenbrenner, UCLA professor of mathematics, was recognized with the Association for Symbolic Logic’s ninth Carol Karp Prize along with two other mathematicians.
Aschenbrenner, who shares the prize with University of Illinois professor Lou van den Dries, and Joris van der Hoeven for their work in model theory, especially on asymptotic differential algebra and the model theory of transseries. The Karp Prize, established in 1973 in memory of Professor Carol Karp, is awarded every five years. The award is made by the association for a “connected body of research, most of which has been completed in the time since the previous prize was awarded.” The winners will share a $5,000 cash award. A lecture on the prize-winning work will be delivered at the award ceremony.
The prize will be awarded at the assocation’s North American Annual Meeting in May.