A University of Dayton graduate has won the Wolf Prize for mathematics. The award is one of the top international prizes given in math.

UD graduate wins the ‘Nobel’ for math

Richard Schoen, a 1972 University of Dayton graduate, has won the Wolf Prize in Mathematics, an international prize that’s often described as the “Nobel for math.”

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Wolf Prizes are awarded by the country of Israel to international experts in physics, chemistry, math, medicine and the arts, according to UD. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will present the awards this summer in the Knesset building, home to the Israeli parliament.

Schoen serves as the excellence in teaching chair at the University of California, Irvine. There, he researches Albert Einstein’s equations of general relativity and gravitation along with differential geometry and the study of curved spaces, according to UD.

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Schoen said in a statement that his time at UD helped prepare him for his career.

“UD prepared me very well for graduate school. I found myself quite prepared, in fact better than a lot of the kids who came from more prestigious schools,” Schoen said.

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