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  1. Aug 23, 2018 #1

    Wrichik Basu

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    The 2018 Fields Medal has been awarded to:

    Caucher Birkar


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

    Alessio Figalli


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

    Peter Scholze


    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


    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.

    The Web page is here.
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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.
  4. Aug 23, 2018 #3


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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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  6. Aug 23, 2018 #5
    I can't even understand one term in this video title :biggrin:
  7. Aug 23, 2018 #6
    Here are the official videos for each winner

  8. Aug 24, 2018 #7

    Wrichik Basu

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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:


    Alessio Figalli:


    Peter Scholze:


    Akshay Venkatesh:

  9. Aug 24, 2018 #8

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  10. Aug 24, 2018 #9
    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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