Helsinki, 7 July 2022 (TDI): French Embassy in Pakistan applauded Hugo Duminil-Copin, a French mathematician, for winning the Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians (IMC) 2022.

‘The Fields Medal’ is the most prestigious international mathematics award. Duminil-Copin is one of the four persons to win it in 2022. This reflects his exceptional and exemplary contributions to mathematical sciences advancement.

French Embassy recognized that it is the 16th time that France has won a Fields Medal.

 Hugo Copin – A master of magnetic math

Hugo Copin joined the University of Geneva as an assistant professor in 2013. Moreover, he works at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) as a permanent professor since 2017. He also has been working as a principal investigator at European Research Council.

Copin’s work focuses on the field of probability, which is termed a mathematical branch of statistical physics. He has analyzed the critical behavior of several network models by using probability theory.

The mathematician, through developing dependent percolation theory, also obtained great results on classical models by studying their phase transitions. The models include the Potts, the Ising, the percolation, and the self-avoiding walk.

Awards and honors

Hugo Duminil Copin has earned several awards for his work. He received the Rollo Davidson Prize, along with the Vacheron Constantin prize and Vincent Beffara, in 2012.

Furthermore, he received “The Early Career Award” from the International Association of Mathematical Physics, in 2013. In addition, he received an award for the New Horizons in mathematics prize, reserved particularly for young and promising scientists, in 2017.

In addition to it, he received a Loeve Prize for conducting exceptional research in the mathematical probabilities field. Further, Copin delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians (IMC) 2018 as well.

Lastly, before the Fields Medal, in 2019, he won the Dobrushin prize. He works as an elected member of Academia Europaea.