Gerd Faltings was born in 1954 in Germany and is currently the Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Münster in 1978. He then spent a year doing postdoctoral work as a Research Fellow at Harvard University from 1978 to 1979. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Münster from 1979 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he was Professor at the University of Wuppertal. After that he was appointed Professor at Princeton University from 1985 to 1994. Since 1995 he has been a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.  

Henryk Iwaniec was born in 1947 in Poland and is currently New Jersey Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, USA. He graduated from the University of Warsaw in Mathematics in 1971, and obtained his PhD there in 1972. He then held positions at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences until 1983 when he left Poland. Before being appointed Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University in 1989, he held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the University of Michigan, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.  


1 June 2015   Hong Kong