Prof. Kenneth A. Ribet – A Distinguished Addition to 2023 HLMA Scientific Committee

Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) is pleased to welcome Professor Kenneth A. Ribet as a new member of the Scientific Committee. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on number theory and algebraic geometry.

One of Professor Ribet’s most notable achievements is his proof of the epsilon conjecture, which is now known as Ribet’s Theorem. This was a significant step toward the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, a problem that had puzzled mathematicians for over 350 years. In recognition of his remarkable work, Professor Ribet was awarded the Fermat Prize in 1989.

Professor Ribet's groundbreaking application of algebraic geometry to number theoretical problems earned him the Brouwer Medal in 2017. His contribution has opened new avenues for exploration in number theory.