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Lieb to receive Schock Prize in Mathematics

Elliott Lieb, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and professor of mathematical physics, has been selected to receive the 2001 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics.

The prize, which will be presented in a ceremony Oct. 25 in Stockholm, is being given to Lieb for his "contribution to the mathematical understanding of the quantum-mechanical many-body theory" and for his work on "exact solutions of models in statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics," according to a letter from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which chooses the award winners.

A news release from the Schock Foundation cited Lieb for his "pioneering contributions in many areas of mathematics, particularly mathematical analysis and mathematical physics." It said, "Lieb's scientific production is characterized by clarity and originality."

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