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Fields Medal

 

a medal awarded every four years by the International Mathematical Union to a young mathematician, of any country, who has produced outstanding work. The medal is accompanied by a prize of US $1,500 from a fund established by the Canadian mathematician J. C. Fields (1863–1932). The first medal was awarded in 1936. The Soviet mathematician S. P. Novikov became a Fields laureate in 1970.

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