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Fields medal

Fields medal

Fields medal is the precious award, Awarded for Outstanding contributions in mathematics. It is officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics.

International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) hold a meeting every four year and distribute this award for the excellency. So far, 2, 3 or 4 mathematicians of age not more than 40 years.

This award is often considered a greatest honor for a mathematician who receive it. It is also described as the "mathematician's Nobel Prize".

The prize comes with a monetary award, which since 2014 is $15,000 (in Canadian dollars, roughly US $13,800)

The medal was first awarded in 1936 to Finnish mathematician Lars Ahlfors and American mathematician Jesse Douglas

Below is the official list of all Fields Medalist


  1. Elon Lindenstrauss
  2. Ngo Bao Chau
  3. Stanislav Smirnov
  4. Cedric Villani


  1. Andrei OKOUNKOV
  2. Grigori PERELMAN*
  3. Terence TAO
  4. Wendelin WERNER
  5. *Grigori PERELMAN declined to accept the Fields Medal.


  1. Laurent LAFFORGUE
  2. Vladimir VOEVODSKY


  • Richard E. BORCHERDS
  • W. Timothy GOWERS
  • Curtis T. MCMULLEN
  • A silver plaque was offered to Andrew J. WILES as a special tribute from IMU


  1. Jean BOURGAIN
  2. Pierre-Louis LIONS
  3. Jean-Christophe YOCCOZ
  4. Efim ZELMANOV


  1. Vladimir DRINFELD
  2. Vaughan F.R. JONES
  3. Shigefumi MORI
  4. Edward WITTEN


  1. Simon K. DONALDSON
  2. Gerd FALTINGS
  3. Michael H. FREEDMAN


  1. Alain CONNES
  2. William P. THURSTON
  3. Shing-Tung YAU


  1. Pierre Rene DELIGNE
  2. Charles Louis FEFFERMAN
  3. Gregori Alexandrovitch MARGULIS
  4. Daniel G. QUILLEN


  1. Enrico BOMBIERI
  2. David Bryant MUMFORD


  1. Alan BAKER
  2. Heisuke HIRONAKA
  3. Serge NOVIKOV
  4. John Griggs THOMPSON


  1. Michael Francis ATIYAH
  2. Paul Joseph COHEN
  3. Alexander GROTHENDIECK
  4. Stephen SMALE


  2. John Willard MILNOR


  1. Klaus Friedrich ROTH
  2. Rene THOM


  1. Kunihiko KODAIRA
  2. Jean-Pierre SERRE


  1. Laurent SCHWARTZ
  2. Atle SELBERG


  1. Lars Valerian AHLFORS
  2. Jesse DOUGLAS

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