## Posts tagged with Fields Medal

### A Meddlesome Moment at the Fields Medal Awards!

The Fields Medal is the most prestigious award in mathematics, a recognition so esteemed that it is often compared to the Nobel Prize. Every four years, a selection committee chooses two to four mathematicians under the age of 40 to honour for their “existing work and for the promise of future achievement”. Then, at a […]

### From Poetry to Mathematics

“When you teach, you do something useful. When you do research, most days you don’t.” This comment, by June Huh, explains his passion to teach others and probably explains why your own teacher loves their job too! Huh is a member of the rarefied Institute for Advanced Study, which lies adjacent to Princeton’s campus. As […]

### Sad loss to field of theoretical Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who in 2014 became the first woman awarded the Fields Medal, often called the most prestigious prize in mathematics, died July 15. She was 40. Stanford University, where she had been a professor since 2008, announced her death. The cause was breast cancer. Dr Mirzakhani grew up in Tehran and […]

### Manjul Bhargava shares his love for Mathematics

“India’s Math Genius Manjul Bhargava talks to NDTV (New Delhi Television) about his love for mathematics, and suggests that the teaching of math in India can be made fun and ‘less robotic’, using even magic tricks as teaching aids. He also touches on the mathematical nature of the tabla and other forms of music. NDTV: […]

### Woman Wins Top Math Award

The latest and hottest math news is that the Fields Medal – generally considered to be the Nobel Prize of mathematics – was recently awarded for the first time in its nearly 80-year history to a woman – 37-year-old, Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford. About this prestigious honor (the Nobel equivalent in the field of […]

### Tradition for Addition…

Yes, dear young mathematician, you need to heed Dr Vaughan Jones. He is a Fields Medal winner (like winning a Nobel Peace prize) in Mathematics. He is also a very practical person who has an interest in seeing young people succeed in their math. This article reinforces the need to learn the basics and learn […]

### Fields Medal Part II

Yes, here is the follow up to the earlier post. Mr Vaughan Jones is an old boy of the school (Auckland Grammar School) in Auckland that I taught at for many years. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1990 for his amazing work on the Mathematics of Knots. Mr Jones also famously wore a New […]

### Fields Medal – the Olympic Medal for Mathematics

The Fields Medal is the highest honour for Mathematicians. It has an interesting history and the recipients are diverse in both their character and achievements. Another story about that soon! Here is another good post about recent Fields Medal recipients.