Maryna Viazovska included in BBC's “100 Women 2022” list

Maryna Viazovska. Credit: EPFL

Maryna Viazovska. Credit: EPFL

Maryna Viazovska, a Professor of Mathematics at EPFL has been included in the "BBC 100 Women 2022".

On December 6, the BBC published its 10th season of “100 Women”, a list that includes the most influential women of the year in the categories of “Politics & Education”, “Culture & Sport”, Activism & Advocacy”, and “Health & Science”.

This year’s list “also reflects the role of women at the heart of conflict around the world in 2022 – from the protesters bravely demanding change in Iran, to the female faces of conflict and resistance in Ukraine and Russia.” For the first time, the BBC also asked for nominations from women who have been previously included in the list.

The BBC 2022 list includes Professor Maryna Viazovska, who holds the Chair of Number Theory at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences (Institute of Mathematics). The citation reads:

“The Ukrainian mathematician who earlier this year became only the second woman in history to win the prestigious Fields Medal – often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics and given out every four years. Maryna Viazovska won the award for her work on a 400-year-old puzzle, solving the problem of how to pack spheres in the most efficient way into a space with eight dimensions.”