Avi Wigderson

* September 9, 1956, Haifa, Israel

Nevanlinna Prize - 1994

For profound contributions to diverse areas of the mathematical foundations of computer science, including complexity theory, zero-knowledge proofs and the study of the computational power of randomness.

Abel Prize - 2021

Together with László Lovász "for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics."