The mathematics genius won a £ 2.3 million prize from the Mark Zuckerberg Foundation for his work of complex equations created by stirring a cup of tea.
Martin Herrer, 44, of Imperial College London, won the top prize when he won the Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics 2021.
The Austrian-British researcher, who lives in London with his wife, mathematician Xue-Mei Li, was working on stochastic analysis.
The field, based on calculus by Japanese mathematician Kiyosi Ito, saw it delve into how the maths random effects of things like stirring tea into complex problems.
His work is so complex that it astonishes even other mathematicians.
“The theory should come from extraterrestrials,” Jeremy Castel, a mathematics professor at the University of Toronto, joked to his colleagues at his work.
Professor Herrer is now looking to buy a house with his wife in London when the prize money goes into his account.
Martin Herrer (pictured 2014), 44, of Imperial College London, Grand Prix winner as winner of Mathematics Breakthrough Prize 2021
The mathematics genius won a £ 2.3 million prize from the Mark Zuckerberg Foundation for working on the complex equations that result from stirring a cup of tea (file photo)
Pictured is an example of some of Professor Herer’s mind-boggling equations as shown on his website
The mathematician created a 180-page thesis on the idea of ”regularity structures”, which left competitors stunned and saw someone say they must have gotten it from intelligent aliens.
The British got the results of the 2021 Mathematics Breakthrough Prize – created by Zuckerberg and Israeli-Russian investor Yuri Milner – on Skype during the shutdown.
He said, ‘I was surprised but obviously I am very honored. I am very happy if I can inspire some people to study math or even understand what math is a little better.
Mathematics is the truth. Once you discover something in mathematics, it applies to eternity.
The genius was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where his advanced intelligence was quickly discovered.
At a science event at school, he created a program that became Amadeus, known as the “Swiss Army Knife of Sound Editing”, which is widely used in the music industry.
Professor Herrer studied mathematics at the University of Geneva – where his father, Professor Ernst Herer, is a mathematician – before earning his MA and PhD in Physics.
But he returned to mathematics when he realized that work in theoretical physics could be written off and forgotten quickly.
He said, “ I really don’t want to put my name in a result that could be replaced by something else after three years.
In math, if you get a result, that’s it. She is mathematically universal, and she discovers absolute truths.
Professor Herer’s specialty is Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, which investigate how to convert random verbs of ordinary objects into chaos.
The Austrian-British researcher, who lives in London with his wife, mathematician Xue-Mei Li (pictured), was working on stochastic analysis.
The photo is another one of the complicated equations of the Austrian-British professor from his website
This could be due to the movement of air in the wind tunnel or how a drop of water seeps through the tissues when it hits it.
But when the random verb is very powerful, the equation solving can become very difficult.
Professor Herrer explained his research by saying, “I am studying a type of mathematics they call random partial differential equations.
It is a kind of equation that arises when you try to study something that develops in time but is also location dependent.
For example, like a wind in a wind tunnel, you want to model the airflow, this of course depends on time because it changes over time but it also depends on space – the velocity of air varies at different points in a ventilation duct.
So if you have a system like this that also develops under the influence of randomness.
So, if you have a randomness in the game, it is described as a random partial differential equation.
Professor Herrer’s creation of regularity structures, published in 2014, allowed random action to be tamed and reformulated, allowing him to solve equations.
The mathematician, who speaks French, German, Austrian and English, won the Fields Medal in 2014 – one of the highest honors in mathematics – and was knighted in 2016.
Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, said: “Martin Herer’s breakthroughs have profoundly shaped our understanding of random processes.
Maryam Mirzakhani, Martin Herrer and Manjul Bhargava were awarded the 2014 Fields Medal at the International Conference of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea
He explained previously incomprehensible random phenomena and equations.
His creativity and deep insight has led to powerful developments in mathematics, physics, computing and finance.
“Martin is an inspiring ambassador for empire, math and science – he deserves a breakthrough award.”
A rock lover is also the creator of an award-winning audio-editing software called Amadeus that is popular with DJs, music producers and game companies and is a profit margin.
When he’s not working, he enjoys Stephen King’s novels, cooking a mix of Western Asian dishes, skateboarding, and going for picnics in the countryside with his wife.
“Proud creator. Amateur music junkie. Tv scholar. Web fan. Lifelong alcohol lover. Falls down a lot. Hardcore thinker.”