Don picks up Royal Society prize

first_imgSpeaking about his latest award,Professor Wiles told Cherwell: “It is a great honour to receive the Copley medal and to join such a distinguished group of scientists and mathematicians.“Although its history does not quite reach back to the age of Fermat it does include Gauss, Weierstrass, Klein and Cayley all of whose work I have used many times in my career as well as in the solution of Fermat’s problem.“It is a particular pleasure to accept the award now that I am back researching in Oxford where I was a student.”Martin Bridson, Head of the Oxford Mathematics Department—who got to know Wiles in Princeton in the early 1990s—said: “The award of the Copley Medal to Sir Andrew Wiles is a fitting recognition of the profound effect that his work has had on modern mathematics. “He has received many other accolades following his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem in 1994, including the Abel Prize in 2016. But it is particularly pleasing to see his name added to the list of winners of the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious prize, alongside Benjamin Franklin, Dorothy Hodgkin, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin, as well as two of our illustrious emeriti, Sir Michael Atiyah and Sir Roger Penrose.”Wiles studied at Oxford and Cambridge, before holding a professorship at Princeton University for nearly 30 years. In 2011, he moved back to Oxford as a Royal Society Research Professor. Oxford University Research Professor Andrew Wiles has been awarded the Copley Medal, the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award.The prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievement in scientific research.Wiles is one of the world’s most prolific mathematicians, known for his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.In 1993, after seven years of intense private study at Princeton University, Wiles announced he had found proof. In solving the puzzle of the Theorem, he created entirely new directions in mathematics.Since then Wiles has won many prizes, including the Abel Prize in 2016—the Nobel Prize equivalent in mathematics.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Japan to lose $12.9billion in Olympic cancellation

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Hosts of the 2020 Olympics Japan are likely to lose about 1.35 trillion yen (about 12.9billion dollars) should the event be cancelled due to the ravaging effect of Coronavirus it has been revealed. At the end of 2019, organisers estimated the total cost of the Games at around 1.35 trillion yen. That is divided between the city of Tokyo, which is paying 597 billion yen, the Japanese organising committee, which contributes 603 billion yen and the central government, which is paying 150 billion yen. But the actual costs for the country have been hotly debated, with a widely publicised audit report estimating national government spending from the bid in 2013 until 2018 at 1.06 trillion yen, nearly 10 times the budget. Japanese businesses have also poured money into the event in sponsorships, paying out a record 348 billion yen. And that figure doesn’t include the partnerships signed between major companies and the International Olympic Committee for rights to sponsor several Games. Among those are giants including Japan’s Toyota, Bridgestone and Panasonic. According to analysts at Capital Economics, one key factor to consider in terms of how a cancellation might hit Japan’s economy is that most of the spending has already happened. Loading… center_img Economists at research firm Nomura already predict a 0.7-percent contraction in GDP for the 2020 calendar year, but warn that could be up to 1.5 percent if the Games are cancelled. Olympic Ministers Seiko Hashimoto postponement being considered as against cancellation Takashi Miwa, an economist at the firm, told AFP the main impact would be on domestic spending, because a cancellation of the Games “would badly affect Japanese consumer confidence”. So far 4.5 million tickets have been sold in Japan, with around 7.8 million expected to be sold overall, 20 to 30 percent of them internationally. Japan’s tourism ministry in 2018 projected around 600 000 foreign spectators would come for the Olympics. Organisers are tinkering with the idea of postponing the Games to later in the year as worst case scenario. Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto has said Japan’s agreement with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 games could be deferred until the winter. Read AlsoCancelling Tokyo Olympics ‘inconceivable’: Japan minister “The contract calls for the games to be held within 2020. That could be interpreted as allowing a postponement,” the minister said in response to a question in parliament. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Howard Washington attended 3 different high schools to end up at the only college he wanted

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: In late October, freshman forward Oshae Brissett told The Daily Orange: “Our freshmen, people don’t know how good we are.” Granted, no one knows just how good the four freshmen are yet, but in a four-part series this week, The D.O. tells you who they are.Howard Washington’s family was in Orangeville, Ontario, ready to watch him play. It was March 11, which was also the birthday of Howard Washington Sr., Washington’s father.The Washingtons are from Buffalo, just a few hours west of Syracuse. Father and son both grew up Syracuse basketball fans.After the game, one of Washington’s coaches, Tony McIntyre, called the family into his office. There, they got a phone call from SU assistant coach Adrian Autry. Tears streamed down Washington’s face as Autry said Syracuse was offering him a scholarship.Washington’s journey wasn’t the most straightforward one. As a 16-year-old, he went to a basketball academy in Florida, about 1,000 miles from home. He committed to Butler, then decommitted. He attended a prep school in a different country. He waited until this past March to get offered a scholarship from SU. He felt overlooked by everyone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow, Washington is exactly where he wants to be.“It’s always been a dream for me to come play at Syracuse,” Washington said.Like most other kids in his area, Washington started playing football and basketball as a kid. By the time he was 7, though, his parents realized that he excelled far more on the hardwood. By the time he was 12, he was already vastly ahead of most of the local competition.Washington Sr. has lived his entire life in Buffalo, where, he said, he saw a lot of great young players struggle in college because local competition was too weak to build them into good players at the next level. He didn’t want the same thing to happen to his son.The family looked at different options. One it considered was Athlete Institute, a prep school in Canada. But it was too new at the time, Washington Sr. said, and he wanted to send his son to a school with a proven track record.So, before the 2014-15 season, after two years at Canisius (New York) High School, Washington enrolled at Montverde (Florida) Academy, a powerhouse that’s produced consistent Division I and NBA talent.The year before Washington got there, the school had D’Angelo Russell, current Brooklyn Nets guard and the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He played against both Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, the top two picks in the 2017 draft. In his first year there, Washington shared the starting lineup with Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers forward and the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. Montverde won the national championship that season.“At the time, Montverde was the best in the country,” Washington Sr. said. “He gained a lot of experience and toughness playing against other Division I players in practice … you can’t really replicate that experience.”Offers started coming in for Washington, and in November of his senior year he committed to play at Butler. That April though, he decommitted. He felt he wasn’t physically ready to play at that level, so he decided to take a prep year.This time, the family once again looked into Athlete Institute. One of the coaches there, McIntyre, had met Washington when he was in seventh grade and had a good relationship with the family. McIntyre is also the father of former Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis, with whom Washington is good friends. The two still work out together when Ennis returns home from the NBA season.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said at the team’s media day that Washington’s style of play reminds him of Ennis, except that Washington is a better shooter. Assistant coach Gerry McNamara expressed a similar sentiment, saying that it was specifically their pace of play. McIntyre also sees the resemblance.Ali Harford | Senior Design EditorWhen Washington came to Athlete Institute, his main goal was gaining weight and becoming stronger. He had more access to the gym than he did at Montverde and went for early morning workouts with McIntyre.“When you look at him when he came in, he was still pretty skinny,” McIntyre said. “His body is bigger. It’s (readier) for college. His shot is better, his leadership skills are better. His confidence is way up and I think those were all things that all changed when he came to us.”At this time last year, Washington weighed 163 pounds, he said. Now, he’s almost up to 180. Still, even though he’s physically readier, there are still things he needs to work on. McNamara said that because Washington has good court vision and awareness, he sometimes predetermines where he wants to pass the ball. That could become an issue if Washington’s teammates aren’t where he expected them to be, or if the defense reads his eyes and picks the pass off.Washington’s ready to embrace the challenge. He’s pushed, he said, by proving naysayers wrong. He’s heard the whispers — that he’s too small, that he’s not athletic enough and that he won’t make it to a higher level. It’s what led him to be bounce around so much during his high school years.“Saying I’m going to school in a different country, or city, was crazy,” Washington said. “I feel like it sped up my growing up process … you’re basically on your own out there.”Through it all, Washington never lost sight of his end goal. Washington Sr. estimates that at one point there were about 24 schools that expressed interest in his son. But Washington wanted to hold out for Syracuse.He’s here now. And given the state of the Orange roster — he’s one of four scholarship guards who’ll be eligible play to play this year — he has the opportunity to contribute right away.“At the end of the day,” Washington Sr. said, “he gets to play at the school that he’s been dreaming of since he was 8 years old.” Comments Published on November 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more