Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mathematical Parachutes

Why is the Fundamental Lemma, ‘fundamental’? A large class of mathematical results rely on Chau’s award winning proof of the ‘fundamental lemma’. The proof ensures that a set of essential conditions,¬†forming the basis of other mathematicians’ work, are true. More … Continue reading

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The Geometric Langlands Program with Edward Frenkel

Professor Edward Frenkel (http://math.berkeley.edu/~frenkel/) is one of the main scientific organizers for the inaugural Fields Medal Symposium. The main focus of his research is symmetry in mathematics and quantum physics. Many of the questions that he is currently tackling have … Continue reading

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The Fields Medal: History, part I

51 Fields Medals have been awarded, 43 Fields Medalists are still alive, 1 Fields Medal was declined in 2006, and 1 silver plate was awarded in 1998 in place of a Fields Medal. Since 1936, medals have been given at … Continue reading

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