For his "revolutionary contributions to algebraic geometry in mixed characteristic through a new synthesis of ideas in topology, algebra and arithmetic."
Bhargav Bhatt received the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics for his “revolutionary contributions to algebraic geometry in mixed characteristic through a new synthesis of ideas in topology, algebra and arithmetic.” He is the Gehring Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan and the Fernholz Professor of Mathematics jointly with the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.
An algebraic geometer, Bhatt is interested in algebraic geometry’s connection to number theory, commutative algebra and algebraic topology. He specifically has made notable contributions to the subject of p-adic Hodge theory, including foundational results on derived de Rham cohomology, the discovery of prismatic cohomology and the construction of Riemann-Hilbert functors for p-adic perverse sheaves. A recent application is Bhatt’s mixed characteristic analogue of the classical Kodaira vanishing theorem. This work led to the solution to longstanding questions in commutative algebra, spurring progress in birational geometry in mixed characteristic.
A fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Bhatt has received several prestigious awards, including a Packard Fellowship, a Compositio Prize, a Simons Investigatorship, a New Horizons Prize and a Clay Research Award. He has delivered many invited lectures, including the Ordway Lectures (Minnesota), Eilenberg Lectures (Columbia), Kempf Lectures (Johns Hopkins), Simons Lectures (Stony Brook), Minerva Lectures (Princeton) and Simons Lectures (MIT) and a plenary talk at the ICM (2022).