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## Fields MedalThe Fields Medal is a prize awarded to up to four mathematicians (not over forty years of age) at each International Congress of International Mathematical Union, since 1936 and regularly since 1948 at the initiative of the Canadian mathematican John Charles Fields. The purpose is to give recognition and support to young mathematical researchers having already made important contributions; the Fields Medal is also often considered to be the "Nobel Prize of mathematics".
- 2002 (Beijing, China): Laurent Lafforgue, Vladimir Voevodsky
- 1998 (Berlin, Germany): Richard Ewen Borcherds, William Timothy Gowers, Maxim Kontsevich, Curtis T. McMullen
- 1994 (Zürich, Switzerland): Efim Isakovich Zelmanov, Jacques-Louis Lions, Jean Bourgain, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz
- 1990 (Kyoto, Japan): Vladimir Drinfeld, Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones, Shigefumi Mori, Edward Witten
- 1986 (Berkeley, California, USA): Simon Donaldson, Gerd Faltings, Michael Freedman
- 1982 (Warsaw, Poland): Alain Connes, William Thurston, Shing-Tung Yau
- 1978 (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada): Pierre Deligne, Charles Fefferman, Grigory Margulis, Daniel Quillen
- 1974 (Helsinki, Finland): Enrico Bombieri, David Mumford
- 1970 (Nice, France): Alan Baker, Heisuke Hironaka, Sergei Petrovich Novikov, John Griggs Thompson
- 1966 (Moscow, Russia): Michael Francis Atiyah, Paul Joseph Cohen, Alexander Grothendieck, Stephen Smale
- 1962 (Stockholm, Sweden): Lars Hormander, John Milnor
- 1958 (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom): Klaus Roth, Rene Thom
- 1954 (Amsterdam, Netherlands): Kunihiko Kodaira, Jean-Pierre Serre
- 1950 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA): Laurent Schwartz, Atle Selberg
- 1936 (Oslo, Norway): Lars Ahlfors, Jesse Douglas
See also: Abel Prize, Nevanlinna Prize, Schock Prize## External link- Fields Medal and Rolf Nevanlinna Prizes - Official site
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