印度裔美国数学家Varadhan教授荣获2007年度阿贝尔奖

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挪威科学与文学院（The Norwegian Academy of
Science and Letters）

**Indian American
mathematician is awarded the Abel Prize**

(Photo: Cheryl
Sylivant)

Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan is currently Professor of
Mathematics and Frank J. Gould Professor of Science at the
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,

**The Norwegian
Academy of Science and Letters has
decided to award the Abel Prize for 2007 to Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan, Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, **

Probability theory is the
mathematical tool for analyzing situations governed by chance. The theory of
large deviations studies the occurrence of rare events. This subject has
concrete applications to fields as diverse as physics, biology, economics,
statistics, computer science, and engineering.

Varadhan’s theory of large
deviations provides a unifying and efficient method for clarifying a rich
variety of phenomena arising in complex stochastic systems, in fields as
diverse as quantum field theory, statistical physics, population dynamics,
econometrics and finance, and traffic engineering. It has also greatly expanded
our ability to use computers to simulate and analyze the occurrence of rare
events. Over the last four decades, the theory of large deviations has become a
cornerstone of modern probability, both pure and applied.

“Varadhan’s work has great
conceptual strength and ageless beauty. His ideas have been hugely influential
and will continue to stimulate further research for a long time”, to quote the
Abel Committee.

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