# 2003 Clay Research Awards

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) presented the 2003 Clay
Research Awards at its Annual Meeting held on Friday, November 14 at MIT. The
awards, which recognize extraordinary achievement in mathematics, went to
Richard Hamilton, of Columbia University, and Terence Tao, of UCLA. ... more ...

Navier-Stokes
Equation
This is the equation which governs the flow of fluids such as
water and air. However, there is no proof for the most basic questions one can
ask: do solutions exist, and are they unique? Why ask for a proof? Because a
proof gives not only certitude, but also understanding.

The Clay Mathematics Institute is organizing a summer school on Floer
Homology, Gauge Theory, and Low Dimensional Topology in June, 2004. The school
will be held at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and will be aimed at
graduate students and mathematicians within five years of their Ph.D. ... more ...

The 2004 Clay Mathematics Research Academy will begin on Friday, March 19 at
CMI in Cambridge, MA. The Academy aims to develop collaborative networks between
three generations of mathematicians in a special initiative to encourage gifted
high school students to pursue careers in mathematical research. The 2004
program will be led by Pavel Etingof and Richard Stanley, both of MIT. Senior
and junior high school students of exceptional mathematical ability are
encouraged to apply. For more information and an application package ... more ...

Nominations for the Liftoff Program are due February 27.

Timothy Gowers, recipient of
the 1998 Fields Medal for his contributions to functional analysis, will deliver
the first Clay Public Lecture on Monday, March 22 at 7pm in Lecture Hall A of
the Science Center, Harvard University. This year's public lecture is hosted by
the Harvard Mathematics Department.