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Maryna Viazovska promoted to Full Professor

© 2018 EPFL

© 2018 EPFL

At its meeting of 13/14 December 2017, the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Board) has announced the promotion of Assistant Professor Tenure-Track (PATT) Maryna Viazovska to Full Professor.

Professor Maryna Viazovska is now Full Professor of Mathematics in the School of Basic Sciences (SB) from January 2018.
Maryna Viazovska is a highly gifted young academic in the field of pure mathematics. She is particularly interested in problems relating to number theory and discrete optimisation. In spring 2016 she caused an international sensation by solving the sphere-packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24. Since Maryna Viazovska’s appointment as an assistant professor in December 2016, her results have appeared in the top publications in her field. By promoting her to a full professorship, EPFL is ensuring that it retains the creativity and innovative energy of a scientist who aims to be one of the best in the world.