The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 13th, 2014
Four scholars have received the Fields Medal for 2014, including the
first female medalist in the 78-year history of the prestigious
mathematics prize, the International Mathematical Union has announced.
The union presents the medal every four years to up to four
mathematicians age 40 or younger to recognize outstanding existing work
and to foster “the promise of future achievement.”
The 2014 prizes were awarded on Wednesday during the opening ceremony
of the International Congress of Mathematicians, being held this year
in Seoul, South Korea.
The medalists for 2014 are: