News from ICM 2018, Brazil

Caucher Birkar with his new Fields medal (PHOTO MARCOS ARCOVERDE/ICM 2018)

We have some very good news to report from the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro today, as Caucher Birkar has been presented with...

Cheryl Praeger is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Western Australia. As well as attending International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 as a mathematician, she is also here as a past executive member of the International Mathematics Union and former Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science. We asked Cheryl about her...

Constantinos Daskalakis has been awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize
at the International
Congress of Mathematicians 2018
. The prestigious prize is awarded every four
years for outstanding contributions in mathematical
aspects of information sciences. In this video Daskalakis tells us about the work he is being...

Alessio
Figalli
has received a Fields medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018, currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro. In this interview he tells us about his work, what receiving such a high honour feels like, and what impact it is going to have on his area of mathematics.

You can also read this short article about...

Peter Scholze

Peter Scholze

Peter Scholze has been awarded the Fields medal, at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio, for "transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry over p-adic fields...

Caucher Birkar
has been awarded a Fields medal
for his contributions to a field of maths called
algebraic geometry. The area does exactly what its name suggests: it tries
to understand geometric objects using equations...

Alessio
Figalli
has been awarded the Fields medal for "his contributions to
the theory of optimal transport and his applications in partial
differential equations, metric geometry and probability".

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Akshay Venkatesh (Photo: Dan Komoda)

Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the Fields medal, at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio, for his "synthesis of analytic number theory, homogenous dynamics, topology, and representation theory".

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