Last week at the Maurice Auslander Memorial Workshop* I was talking to Claire Amiot and she told me nice news about Bernhard Keller (who was her PhD advisor, and my MSc advisor). Last month he won the Prix Sophie Germain. This news about Bernhard might not have been picked up sufficiently by the non-French speaking part of the math community (or maybe I'm just slow on picking up on these things).

Congratulations Bernhard!

* I was considering a blogpost about the event, but as I had no internet connection at the place I was staying at that plan was doomed from the start. The talks were all really nice, and the notes made by a team of German PhD students will come online soon I have been told. If you like algebraic geometry I especially suggest looking at the notes of the talks by Becker, Buchweitz and Wemyss.