The year of 2011 started with some good news from some of my mathematical friends/colleagues:

- Last January 7, Amie Wilkinson was awarded the 11th Ruth Lyttle Satter prize during the Joint Mathematics Meeting at New Orleans; as one can read in the 2011 prizes booklet, she was awarded this prize for
*her remarkable contributions to the field of ergodic theory of partially hyperbolic dynamical systems*(and as a “representative” paper they direct you to her joint work with Keith Burns recently published by Annals of Math.).

- Last January 15, Jacob Palis was awarded “Prêmo
*Faz Diferença*” (Makes Difference Prize in a rough translation from Portuguese) in the category*Sciences and History*: this prize is an initiative from the newspaper journal OGLOBO (one of the most influential in Brazil) to recognize Brazilians whose talent and hard work helped to their country; for those who can read Portuguese, the prize citation can be found here.

- Last week, I crossed through the homepage of the Math. Department of Orsay and I saw that the Salem Prize 2010 was awarded to Nalini Anatharaman.

For the time being, I will refrain myself from promising to make posts related to their works in a near future (because I still have to finish my series of posts on Teichmuller dynamics over special -orbits). However, since the work done by them is very exciting, this is a very plausible possibility for the future.

Anyway, congratulations to Amie, Jacob and Nalini for the more than deserved prizes!

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