We publish an article from Dr Sevgi Doğan about the risk condition affecting scholars around the world due to war or civil conflicts. The Scholars at Risk (SAR) international network has been founded in 1999 to protect these people. The Scuola Normale has been a member of SAR since 2018 and, if the pandemic emergency will allow it, will host in December 2020 the third international meeting of the network dedicated to “Re-thinking Academy: Freedom, Responsibility, Challenges”.
The prize is assigned for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra. This is the first time it is bestowed upon an Italian. Massei was a student of the Phd course in Mathematics at the Scuola Normale from 2017 to 2019.