Álvaro Pelayo                                                         











A theory is more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises, the more kinds of things it relates, and the more extended its area of applicability.

A. Einstein





Royal Spanish Mathematical Society Prize (Rubio de Francia Prize), February 2011

The prize was announced in June 2010 and awarded in February 2011. I have since then given several written interviews and radio interviews, some of which may be found in the section Press.

Prize Jury: M. J. Carro (U. Barcelona), M. J. Esteban (CNRS, U. Paris), M. L. Fernandez (U. Pais Vasco, Bilbao), D. Nualart (U. Kansas), J. M. Sanz (U. Valladolid), T. Tao (UCLA) and E. Zelmanov (UC San Diego).

Prize Jury Citation

Prize Ceremony Photo, February 2, 2011
Efim Zelmanov (Jury Member), Cedric Villani, Alvaro Pelayo, Francisco Gancedo

Rubio de Francia Prize Ceremony

The Ceremony took place February 2, 2011 at the Congress Palace in Avila.

The President and other Authorities from Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, Education, and Spain Secretary of State for Research award Rubio de Francia Prize. The prize carries a monetary award of 3,000 euros.

Acceptance speech video - see minute 17:40

Paper copy of acceptance speech

Delivering Plenary Lecture at Centennial Congress of the Royal Society, 02/11