Roman Holowinsky wins the 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
We are delighted to report that our colleague, Professor Roman Holowinsky, is the unanimous choice for this year's SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (http://www.math.ufl.edu/sastra-prize/2011.html). This annual prize was established in 2005 and is given for outstanding contributions by very young mathematicians (32 years or younger) to areas of mathematics influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan (who died at age 32). The award cites Professor Holowinsky for "very significant contributions to areas which are at the interface of number theory and the theory of modular forms". In particular, the awards committee was very impressed by the work of Professor Holowinsky on the Quantum Unique Ergodicity (QUE) Conjecture: "The QUE Conjecture and its resolution in the modular case is a fine example of great mathematical work inspired by a problem in physics.... His resolution of the QUE Conjecture in the modular case with Soundararajan, and his own work on shifted convolution sums is a spectacular achievement of lasting value."
Our congratulations to Professor Holowinsky!