Fields medal

A prize awarded every four years to two, three, or four young mathematicians (under forty years of age) at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union. The cash value of the award in 2006 was over US$13000.

Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields founded the award in his testament, and the first recipients received the award in 1936. From 1950 the award has been periodic.

The Fields Medal is to mathematics what the Nobel prize in physics is to physics.

Title Fields medal
Canonical name FieldsMedal
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:11:54
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:11:54
Owner Mravinci (12996)
Last modified by Mravinci (12996)
Numerical id 5
Author Mravinci (12996)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 01A65
Classification msc 01A61
Classification msc 01A60
Related topic NoncommutativeGeometry