Fields Medal

Named after Professor J. C. Fields, a Canadian mathematician who funded the award, the Fields Medal is the highest honor in the world for mathematicians. These gold medals are presented every four years, at the International Congress of Mathematicians, to two (and beginning in 1966, four) mathematical researchers under forty years of age. Much like the standards the Guggenheim Foundation sets for its Fellows, the Fields medalists are of outstanding accomplishment and great future promise. 

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Heisuke Hironaka
Year: 1970
Vaughan F. R. Jones
Year: 1990
Paul J. Cohen
Year: 1966
Curtis T. McMullen
Year: 1998
Shing-Tung Yau
Year: 1982
Michael H. Freedman
Year: 1986
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