He is considered one of the best mathematicians in the world. His name is Ciprian Manolescu and he is a professor at the California University, Los Angeles. Once again he has proven his genius by being awarded the E.H. Moore Research Article Award 2019 for his paper published in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society.
According to the American Mathematical Society, his paper called “Pin(2)-equivariant Seiberg-Witten Floer homology and the triangulation conjecture,” solves the “Triangulation Conjecture, showing that there are topological manifolds that do not admit a simplicial triangulation in each dimension greater than 4. One expert referred to this as a “landmark article.”
Ciprian Manolescu was very happy to receive the award:
I feel very honored to receive the E. H. Moore Research Article Prize from the AMS. The main result of the paper is the existence of non-triangulable manifolds in dimensions at least five. In principle a low-dimensional topologist like me could have no hope of proving such a result. Luckily, in the 1970s, David Galewski, Ron Stern and Takao Matumoto managed to reduce this statement to a conjecture about the homology cobordism group in dimension three, and this is the conjecture I proved. They deserve more than half of the credit for the final theorem.
Who is Ciprian Manolescu?
He is the only student ever in the history of the International Mathematics Olympiad to have won a gold medal in all the three olympiads he participated in with a maxim of points ( in 1995, 1996 and 1997). He has then graduated from Harvard in 2001 with summa cum laudae. He was called the ” Legend of Putnam” by the UCLA. When he was a student at Harvard he has participated in the William Lowell Putnam competition and every year he was amongst the top 5 students.