February 16, 2021

Marianna Csornyei will be giving the 2022 AWM-AMS Noether lecture on

"The Kakeya problem for recitifable sets" at the annual joint meeting

in January 2022.

To quote the citation, "Csörnyei has made significant contributions to

several areas of Mathematical Analysis, including Geometric Measure

Theory, Functional Analysis and Real Analysis. While she was still an

undergraduate, she established a reputation as a brilliant problem

solver. (Even before that, in her high school years, she won a gold

medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad.) Later she worked on

deep innovative long-term projects. She is known for example for her

results concerning various versions of the Kakeya needle problem and

for her work on the structure of Lebesgue null sets in Euclidean

spaces. The latter work is connected to problems in partial

differential equations and the calculus of variations, questions

concerning the possibility/impossibility of strengthening the

Rademacher Theorem about the almost everywhere differentiability of

Lipschitz functions, as well as to some combinatorial problems."

For more details, see here and here.

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