Fermat Prize 2015 awarded to Laure Saint-Raymond and to Peter Scholze

The laureates of the Fermat Prize 2015 are:

Laure Saint-Raymond (École Normale Supérieure, Paris), for the development of asymptotic theories of partial differential equations, including the fluid limits of rarefied flows, multiscale analysis in plasma physics equations and ocean modeling, and the derivation of the Boltzmann equation from interacting particle systems.
Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn), for his invention of perfectoid spaces and their application to fundamental problems in algebraic geometry and in the theory of automorphic forms.

The prize-awarding ceremony will take place Tuesday the 22nd of March 2016 in Toulouse. The award amounts to a total of 20.000€ granted every two years by the Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées.

The EMS, as well as the French Académie des Sciences, the Société Mathématique de France and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles, contribute to the composition of the committee of the Prix Fermat, by appointing one of its member.