María Pe Pereira, visiting professor at Université de Lille, has been awarded the José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize for the year 2012. According to the jury statement supporting their decision: “María Pe Pereira (Burgos, 1981) has done some outstanding mathematical contributions to singularity theory, especially in connection with the celebrated Nash problem on arcs for surface singularities (posed by John Nash in 1968)."
The José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize is awarded by Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME), under the patronage of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad de Zaragoza, and its aim is to recognize and encourage young mathematicians. The jury for this year's José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize was chaired by Jesús Bastero, and consisted also of professors Noga Alon, Pablo Mira, Gilles Pisier, Marta Sanz-Solé, Agata Smoktunowicz and Cédric Villani.
More information: http://www.rsme.es/content/view/1282/1/