Recognizing the Real and the Potential: Fields Medal for Mathematical Efforts



 

The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.

Fields Medal Recipients Since Inception
Year Winner
1936 Lars Valerian Ahlfors (Harvard University) (April 18, 1907 – October 11, 1996)
  Jesse Douglas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (July 3, 1897 – September 7, 1965)
1950 Atle Selberg (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (June 14, 1917 – August 6, 2007)
1954 Kunihiko Kodaira (Princeton University) (March 16, 1915 – July 26, 1997)
1962 John Willard Milnor (Princeton University) (born February 20, 1931)
1966 Paul Joseph Cohen (Stanford University) (April 2, 1934 – March 23, 2007)
  Stephen Smale (University of California, Berkeley) (born July 15, 1930)
1970 Heisuke Hironaka (Harvard University) (born April 9, 1931)
1974 David Bryant Mumford (Harvard University) (born June 11, 1937)
1978 Charles Louis Fefferman (Princeton University) (born April 18, 1949)
  Daniel G. Quillen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (June 22, 1940 – April 30, 2011)
1982 William P. Thurston (Princeton University) (October 30, 1946 – August 21, 2012)
  Shing-Tung Yau (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (born April 4, 1949)
1986 Gerd Faltings (Princeton University) (born July 28, 1954)
  Michael Freedman (University of California, San Diego) (born April 21, 1951)
1990 Vaughan Jones (University of California, Berkeley) (born December 31, 1952)
  Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (born August 26, 1951)
1994 Jean Bourgain (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (born February 28, 1954)
  Efim Zelmanov (University of Wisconsin) (born September 7, 1955)
1998 Curtis T. McMullen (Harvard University) (born May 21, 1958)
2002 Vladimir Voevodsky (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (born June 4, 1966)
2006 Andrei Okounkov (Princeton University) (born June 26, 1969)
  Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles) (born July 17, 1975)
2010 Ngô Bao Châu (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) (born June 28, 1972)

 


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