Robert Langlands has greatly added to our understanding of modular forms, of algebraic number theory, and of the deep connections between them. In what has become known as the ‘Langlands’ philosophy’ he has formulated a major goal of contemporary mathematical research and contributed substantially to its realisation.
Interest and expertise
Pure mathematics, Applied mathematics and theoretical physics
For development of the Langlands program, a program that connects prime numbers with symmetry.
In the field of mathematics for his path-blazing work and extraordinary insight in the fields of number theory, automorphic forms and group representation.