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Fields Medal Award

Fields Medal

Awards Type : InterNational Award

Organized Country : Germany

First Award : 1936

The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years. The Fields Medal is sometimes viewed as the highest honour a mathematician can receive.The Fields Medal and the Abel Prize have often been described as the "mathematician's Nobel Prize" (but different at least for the age restriction).The prize comes with a monetary award, which since 2006 has been C$15,000 (in Canadian dollars).The colloquial name is in honour of Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields.Fields was instrumental in establishing the award, designing the medal itself, and funding the monetary component.

Awarded for:

Outstanding contributions in mathematics attributed to young scientists.

Award Organized By: International Mathematical Union

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