## The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics to **Yakov Eliashberg**, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, *“for the development of contact and symplectic topology and groundbreaking discoveries of rigidity and flexibility phenomena”* and the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy to **Roy Kerr**, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and **Roger Blandford**, Stanford University, CA, USA, *“*for fundamental work concerning rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences”.

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