Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named one of the four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal, often referred to as the Nobel Prize in mathematics, on Tuesday.
The International Mathematical Union said Viazovska, chair of number theory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, has been honored for his work on geometric problems.
Viazovska, 37, said he was very humble to win the award for his work.
Many are familiar with the problem of seeing melons piled up like a pyramid in a supermarket, but Viazovska takes it to another dimension, to be exact, the 8th and 24th, and is a prestigious math. It was solved in a way that was widely praised by others.