## What is the value of a Fields Medal?

The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years….

Fields Medal | |
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Reward(s) | CA$15,000 |

First awarded | 1936 |

Last awarded | 2022 |

Website | Mathunion.org |

### How do you get a Fields Medal?

Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, award granted to between two and four mathematicians for outstanding or seminal research.

#### How often do they give out the Fields Medal?

once every four years

An Olympic-like honor for younger mathematicians. Four mathematicians whose research covers areas like prime numbers and the packing of eight-dimensional spheres are the latest recipients of the Fields Medals, which are given out once every four years to some of the most accomplished mathematicians under the age of 40.

**Why is there an age limit on the Fields Medal?**

The age limit is in place because in the letter establishing the endowment for the award, Fields wrote, “while it was in recognition of work already done it was at the same time intended to be an encouragement for further achievement on the part of the recipients and a stimulus to renewed effort on the part of others.” …

**How old do you have to be to get a Fields Medal?**

40

The medal, which is considered to be as prestigious as the Nobel prize, is given to two, three or four mathematicians under the age of 40 every four years. The awards were first given out in 1936 and are named in honour of Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields.

## Why does field medal have age limit?

### Which country has the most Fields Medalists?

Fields Medal for Mathematics Per Capita, 1936-2018

Country | Awards | Per capita |
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Russia ¹ | 9 | 6.4 |

Sweden | 1 | 10.1 |

United Kingdom | 7 | 10.8 |

United States | 14 | 4.2 |

#### Is Fields Medal made of gold?

The first Fields Medal was awarded in 1936 at the World Congress in Oslo. The Fields Medal is made of gold, and shows the head of Archimedes (287-212 BC) together with a quotation attributed to him: “Transire suum pectus mundoque potiri” (“Rise above oneself and grasp the world”).

**Who is the only Indian to receive Abel Prize?**

Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan

The only person of Indian origin to have won this prize is Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan. He is at the Courant Institute, New York University, and won it in 2007. So far, the prize has gone to only one woman mathematician, Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of University of Texas, U.S.A.