Maryna Viazovska Biography

Maryna Sergiivna Viazovska is a Ukrainian mathematician who is noted for her work on sphere packing. Her Ukrainian name is Marina Sergvna Vazovs ka, and her name is pronounced [mrn wjzusjk].  Maryna Sergiivna Viazovska was born on December 2, 1984. In the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, she is both a full professor and the Chair of Number Theory at the Institute of Mathematics.  The Fields Medal was bestowed upon her in the year 2022.



At the time of writing this article, Maryna is 37 years old

Fields Medal

In late February, just a few weeks after Maryna Viazovska found out that she had won a Fields Medal, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a mathematician, Russian tanks and warplanes began their assault on Ukraine, her homeland, and Kyiv, her hometown. Maryna Viazovska was killed in the fighting.

Maryna Viazovska Education

In 2005, she was a co-author on her very first academic publication. Viazovska received her master’s degree from the University of Kaiserslautern in 2007, her doctorate in mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences in 2010, and her doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Bonn in 2013.


Viazovska first made the acquaintance of her future husband, Daniil Evtushinsky, while she was participating in an after-school physics group for students. In addition to that, he is a researcher in the field of physics at EPFL. They raised a son in addition to a girl in their family.