The Fields Medals have been awarded. No one I know has gotten one yet. It must be awarded before a person turns 40, which means that undergrads reading this have 20 years give or take to come up with some really amazing results. Get to work!

As is now widely reported, the Fields medals for 2010 have been awarded to Elon Lindenstrauss, Ngo Bao Chau, Stas Smirnov, and Cedric Villani. Concurrently, the Nevanlinna prize (for outstanding contributions to mathematical aspects of information science) was awared to Dan Spielman, the Gauss prize (for outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics) to Yves Meyer, and the Chern medal (for … Read More

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