Grad School, Research

Fields Medal Symposium in Toronto – done!

There is no Nobel Prize in mathematics—

[Many of you are now recalling the famous story about Alfred Nobel’s conflict with Gosta Mittag-Leffler over a woman. Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no historical evidence for that.  More details can be found on the website of the University of Waterloo]

— However, The Fields Medal is given to mathematicians under 40 years of age for their outstanding discoveries.   Professor of mathematics John Fields  established the award.  The first Fields Medal is awarded every four years since 1936 (except between 1939 and 1949).

The second Annual Fileds Medal Symposium – an event that promotes the recognition of the Fields Medal and honors the recent Files Medal recipients –  took place in Toronto this week.

The public opening on Monday night, the Student event on Tuesday night and numerous daytime lectures of the symposium scientific program were extremely intellectually stimulating and engaging.  I want to thank all of the participants for this celebration of mathematical knowledge.

If you want to know how exactly the Fileds Medal Symposium was going, see my live updates on the Fields Institute Twitter page at


3 thoughts on “Fields Medal Symposium in Toronto – done!”

    1. no worries! you can see the recordings of the live streams of all the events and lectures from the Symposium!

      you can see the video of the public opening of the Fields Symposium here
      and the video of the special event for students here
      the videos of all the Symposium day-time lectures are here


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