2008 Euler Medal
He received the 2008 Euler Medal, awarded annually by the Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications (ICA).
” Korchmáros Receives Euler Medal
Gábor Korchmáros of the University of Basilicata has been chosen to receive the 2008 Euler Medal, awarded annually by the Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications (ICA). The medal is given to mathematicians who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to combinatorial research and who are still active in research. According to the prize citation, Korchmáros has made “important contributions to combinatorial geometry and applications to the theory of codes and cryptography.”
He is “a leading representative of the theory of ovals and their generalizations in higher dimensional spaces over finite fields.” His current research also includes the known embedding problem of arcs in an oval, which has relevant applications to coding theory, and algebraic curves defined over a finite field and their automorphism groups. His work is characterized by a variety of methods borrowed from combinatorial geometry, the theory of groups and graphs, and algebraic geometry. —From an ICA announcement ”
Read the pag. 11, “Il Quotidiano”, 24th april 2009 .