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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


2010

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

2006

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

2002

  1. Laurent LAFFORGUE
  2. Vladimir VOEVODSKY

1998

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

1994

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

1990

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

1986

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

1982

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

1978

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

1974

  1. Enrico BOMBIERI
  2. David Bryant MUMFORD

1970

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

1966

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

1962

  1. Lars HORMANDER
  2. John Willard MILNOR

1958

  1. Klaus Friedrich ROTH
  2. Rene THOM

1954

  1. Kunihiko KODAIRA
  2. Jean-Pierre SERRE

1950

  1. Laurent SCHWARTZ
  2. Atle SELBERG

1936

  1. Lars Valerian AHLFORS
  2. Jesse DOUGLAS

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