Haruzo Hida, UCLA, will receive the 2019 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research for his highly original paper “Galois representations into GL2(Zp[[X]]) attached to ordinary cusp forms,” published in 1986 in Inventiones Mathematicae.
The Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research is awarded for a paper, whether recent or not, that has proved to be of fundamental or lasting importance in its field, or a model of important research. The amount of this prize is $5,000.
Special Note: The Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research is awarded according to the following six-year rotation of subject areas:
- Algebra/Number Theory
- Applied Mathematics
- Discrete Mathematics/Logic
Hida made the fundamental discovery that ordinary cusp forms occur in p-adic analytic families. Hida families are now ubiquitous in the arithmetic theory of automorphic forms, and his research has changed the way we view the subject.
Source: American Mathematical Society and Springer