2018 Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize Winners:

Today the International Congress of Mathematicians announced the winners of some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics—in particular, the Fields medal 2018.

Caucher Birkarhas been awarded theFields medalfor his contribution to algebraic geometry.Alessio Figallihas been awarded theFields medalfor his contributions, among other things, to optimal transport theory.Peter Scholzehas received theFields medalfor transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry.Akshay Venkateshhas been awarded theFields medalfor his work exploring the boundaries of number theory.Constantinos Daskalakishas been awarded theRolf Nevanlinna Prizefor outstanding contributions on the mathematical aspects of informational sciences.David Donohohas been awarded theCarl Friedrich Gauss Prizefor scientists whose mathematical research has had an impact outside mathematics.Masaki Kashiwarahas been awarded theChern Medal Award, awarded to mathematicians whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics.Ali Nesinhas been awarded theLeelavati Prizefor increasing public awareness of mathematics as an intellectual discipline and the crucial role it plays in diverse human endeavors.In other news, Birkar’s Fields medal has been stolen.