# Young mathematicians awarded

15 July 2010

**The second International Banach Prize has come to an end. This year’s prize winner is doctor Jakub Gismatullin, PhD graduate from University of Wroclaw. Four other mathematicians were honoured.**

Presentation of awards for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in the mathematical sciences took place on the 1st of July, 2010 during 4th Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Olsztyn, Poland. Doctor Jakub Gismatullin won the prize for dissertation entitled** “G-compactness and groups”**, which was sponsored by professor Ludomir Newelski. The dissertation refers to the model theory and is connected with the important section of algebra – the group theory. In his dissertation the author researched, among others, algebraic groups which through the representation theory were used in physics. The researched issues are used e.g. in theoretical informatics, when systematizing a huge amount of data.

‘For me the prize is a firm proof of the appreciation for the abstract subject of mathematics. It gives me a freedom to conduct research without worrying for everyday material needs. I hope that my dissertation will have an interesting influence on the development of science and become an exit point for dissertations of other mathematicians’, says **doctor Jakub Gismatullin**, the winner.

Additionally the jury consisting of selected members of the Polish Mathematical Society and Jan Smela, the founder and the owner of Ericpol Telecom and also the Prize founder, honoured the following people:

**Radoslaw Adamczak**(University of Warsaw, Institute of Mathematics)**Slawomir Dinew**(Jagiellonian University, Institute of Mathematics)**Paulina Grzegorek**(Wrocaw University of Technology, Institute of Mathematics and Information Technology)**Jan Stovicek**(Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Algebra)

The International Banach Prize was established by Ericpol Telecom, the benefactor of the prize, and the Polish Mathematical Society. It reflects the appreciation for mathematics and the role it plays in the contemporary world, but it also is aimed at popularizing the scientific output of Stefan Banach and the Polish science in the world.

‘Mathematics learns us something very uniqe: an appropriate defining and diagnosing problems and focusing on the solutions. Ericpol appreciates such approach very much. Every tenth person in our company is a mathematics graduate’, emphasizes **Marek Gajowniczek, CEO of Ericpol Telecom.**

The value of the prize is 20 000 zloty, which makes it one of the highest financial prizes awarded in Poland in the field of mathematics. The final of 3rd edition of International Banach Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the mathematical sciences is taking place next year during the 5th Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Lodz, Poland.