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Even supposing the Fields Medal doesn't have an analogous public popularity because the Nobel Prizes, they proportion the same highbrow status. it truly is limited to 1 box - that of arithmetic - and an age restrict of forty has develop into an accredited culture. arithmetic has often been interpreted as natural arithmetic, and this isn't so unreasonable on the grounds that significant contributions in a few utilized parts will be (and were) famous with Nobel Prizes. an inventory of Fields Medallists and their contributions offers a bird's-eye view of arithmetic over the last 60 years. It highlights the parts within which, at numerous occasions, maximum development has been made. This quantity doesn't fake to be accomplished, neither is it a historic rfile. however, it offers contributions from Fields Medallists and so strives to supply an attractive and sundry photograph. This moment version of "Fields Medallists' Lectures" positive factors extra contributions from the next Medallists: Kunihiko Kodaira (1954), Richard E. Borcherds (1998), William T. Gomers (1998), Maxim Knotsevich (1998), Curtis T. McMullen (1998) and Vladimir Voevodsky (2002).

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