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Fields Medallists

Michael AtiyahJean-Pierre SerreTimothy GowersTerence TaoCedric Villani

The Fields Medal is officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics. It is awarded every four years at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union to two, three or four mathematicians aged under 40. Since the Institute opened, 26 winners of the Fields Medal have attended our programmes.


Name Year of
Programme / Event
Atiyah, Michael 2002
Geometry and Gravity
Avila, Artur 2008 Mathematics and Physics of Anderson localization: 50 Years After
Baker, Alan 1994 Symplectic Geometry
Bombieri, Enrico 1993 L-Functions and Arithmetic
Borcherds, Richard E. 1996
Four Dimensional Geometry and Quantum Field Theory
Low-Dimensional Topology and Quantum Field Theory
Connes, Alain 2006
Noncommutative Geometry
Geometry and Gravity
Deligne, Pierre 2009 Non-Abelian Fundamental Groups in Arithmetic Geometry
Donaldson, Simon 2011
Moduli Spaces
Higher Dimensional Complex Geometry
Geometry and Gravity
Freedman, Michael 1992 Low-Dimensional Topology and Quantum Field Theory
Gowers, Timothy 2011 Discrete Analysis
Hairer, Martin


Stochastic PDEs
Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs)
Lafforgue, Laurent 2009 Algebraic Lie Theory
Lindenstrauss, Elon 2011
Discrete Analysis
Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory
Lions, Pierre-Louis 2010 Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs)
Margulis, Gregori Alexandrovitch 2000 Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory
Mumford, David Bryant 1993 Computer Vision
Novikov, Sergei P. 2009
Discrete Integrable Systems
Analysis on Graphs and its Applications
Integrable Systems
Okounkov, Andrei 2001 Symmetric Functions and Macdonald Polynomials
Serre, Jean-Pierre 2009
Algebraic Lie Theory
Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups and Related Finite Groups
Smirnov, Stanislav 2008 Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics
Tao, Terence 2011
Discrete Analysis
Global Problems in Mathematical Relativity
Thompson, John Griggs 1997 Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups and Related Finite Groups
Villani, Cedric 2010 Partial Differential Equations in Kinetic Theories
Voevodsky, Vladimir 1998 Arithmetic Geometry
Werner, Wendelin 2012
Isaac Newton Institute 20th Anniversary
Interaction and Growth in Complex Stochastic Systems
Yau, Shing-Tung 1994 Geometry and Gravity
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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