Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004) occupies a very special place in the history of mathematics and mathematical physics worldwide. Her theorems shaped the modern theory of Partial Differential Equations of mathematical physics. Through her lectures, seminars, and students, she inspired extraordinary advances in many other branches of mathematical physics, including Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics.
The year 2022 marks the 100th birthday of Olga Alexandrovna. To celebrate this event and honor her, a joint session, the OAL Celebration, is organized by (WM)² 2022, the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics and the Probability and Mathematical Physics ICM satellite event, on July 2 2022 from 10 am to 12:30 am CET in Helsinki.
The Ladyzhenskaya Prize in Mathematical Physics (OAL Prize) was established. It will be awarded, in its inaugural edition, durintg the OAL Celebration. The winner receives a cash award of 10 000 euros. If the main work is joint among several people, the committee may consider a shared prize. The funding is provided by the Simons Foundation. The nominations had to be submitted to the Chair of the 2022 Ladyzhenskaya Committee Professor Giovanni Felder from ETH Zurich before December 1, 2021. See more information here.
The OAL celebration program includes a first part with the premiere of a film about Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya and her influence and a second part with the awarding the OAL Prize : presentation of the Prize by Ingrid Daubechies, announcement of the Prize Winner, Laudatio and Prize Winner Lecture.