Kiril Dachev was born on August 24, 1983. He started his secondary education at the Sofia-based National School of Mathematics and Science “Academician Lyubomir Tchakalov” and graduated in the USA. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the Columbia University in 2005, and in 2010 he defended his PhD thesis at the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Maciej Zworski, who describes him as “a very strong and creative young mathematician who, alone or in co-authorship, has in-depth and remarkable contributions to the partial differential equations and mathematical physics.”
He received a four-year post-doctorate scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during which he also had shorter post-doctoral courses at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkely and at the University of Paris 13. In 2013 he became an assistant professor of mathematics at Purdue University.
The main results of Kiril Datchev are related to the theory of partial differential equations. He is working successfully in several areas of the PDE theory – semi-classical analysis, geometric scattering, resonance distribution, wavelet decomposition, dispersion equations, inverse tasks. Part of his results were obtained jointly with some well-known specialists such as András Vasy, Jesse Gell-Redman, Maarten de Hoop, Semyon Dyatlov, Maciej Zworski, Tanya Christiansen, Andrew Hassell, Hamid Hezari, Justin Holmer.
Members of the International Committee selecting the award winner:
Acad. Stanimir Troyanski (Sofia, Bulgaria) – Chairman;
Prof. Efim Zelmanov (San Diego, USA, Fields Medalist);
Prof. Armen Sergeyev (Moscow, Russia);
Prof. Lachezar Stoyanov (Perth, Australia);
Prof. Vidar Thomée (Göteborg, Sweden, a foreign member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).
The prize was awarded on July 10, 2017 during the Second International Conference Mathematics Days in Sofia.
Inaugural Talk: Wave Asymptotics for Manifolds with Cylindrical Ends