The Isaac Newton Institute was this week deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Fields Medallist Vladimir Voevodsky at the age of 51.

Professor Voevodsky, who attended INI this summer as a participant in the Big Proof programme, was famed for tackling some of the most difficult problems in abstract algebraic geometry. Amongst the direct consequences of his research are the solutions of the Milnor and Bloch-Kato Conjectures, and he was the recipient of numerous honours and awards beyond his 2002 Fields Medal.

A short summary of his career can be found via the Institute for Advanced Studies, where Voevodsky held a Professorship at the School of Mathematics.

poignant selection of tributes have already been posted online by the mathematics community that he leaves behind. If anyone associated with INI wishes to share their own thoughts, then please email them to and they will be added to the bottom of this article.

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