Michel Talagrand, CNRS Research Director Emeritus received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics on May 21, 2019.
Considered the "Asian Nobel", the Shaw Prize awarded Michel Talagrand for his work on concentration inequalities, on suprema of stochastic processes and rigorous results for spin glasses.
Michel Talagrand is a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche (a joint Institute of Sorbonne University, University Paris Diderot and CNRS). He has also been a member of the Academy of Sciences since 2004.
Michel Talagrand obtained a doctorate in mathematics at UPMC (now Sorbonne University) in 1977, and he was awarded first place in the national competition of the aggregation qualification for mathematics in 1974.