The 2018 Fields Medal has been awarded...

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The 2018 Fields Medal has been awarded to:

Caucher Birkar

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For the proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program.

Alessio Figalli

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For contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability.

Peter Scholze

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For transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry over p-adic fields through his introduction of perfectoid spaces, with application to Galois representations, and for the development of new cohomology theories.

Akshay Venkatesh

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For his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory, which has resolved long-standing problems in areas such as the equidistribution of arithmetic objects.

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Peter Scholze
He was discussed as strong candidate before. His CV is ... fast. Went to university at age 19 (that is common in Germany). Finished his BSc in 1.5 years and the MSc in one more. Finished his PhD at age 24 and directly became a full professor - already a well-known expert in the field at that time. Now he is 30 and one of the directors of a research institute.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Scholze
 
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I wonder if anyone will ever beat the record of Charles Fefferman who became full professor of math at University of Chicago at 22. Of course he won the Fields medal.
 
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He was discussed as strong candidate before. His CV is ... fast. Went to university at age 19 (that is common in Germany). Finished his BSc in 1.5 years and the MSc in one more. Finished his PhD at age 24 and directly became a full professor - already a well-known expert in the field at that time. Now he is 30 and one of the directors of a research institute.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Scholze
I can't even understand one term in this video title :biggrin:
 
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Here are the official videos for each winner
 
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The following playlists have the lectures by the award winners. I'll upload them to the PF media gallery soon. Till then, you may have a look at the playlists:

Caucher Birkar:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9m2Lkh6odgIBfvn2fzGeZoPGGGuOTHhr

Alessio Figalli:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9m2Lkh6odgJmEIEjKDWNNxnYadELDu-F

Peter Scholze:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9m2Lkh6odgIvh2JDIMT5kLV5RxlyB6L2

Akshay Venkatesh:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9m2Lkh6odgKbrhFqEJ7rTm_Hr9tSBtKP
 
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I read that in the newspapers. His life was one full of difficulties. Yet he succeeded in pursuing his dream.
 
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It really is amazing too see these guys know what they want to do with their life at an early age and then commit to it. Have all that time to develop their knowledge baggage and synthesize new techniques. Awesome stuff.
 
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