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List of Fields Medal winners from every year the award has been given out. All Fields Medal winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Fields Medal award are listed along with photos for every Fields Medal winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Fields Medal award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Fields Medal are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Fields Medal winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Fields Medal winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Fields Medal winners of all time. Anybody who won the Fields Medal usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Fields Medal-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Fields Medal, so most of the famous Fields Medal winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Fields Medal?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then publish it. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Pierre Deligne and Wendelin Werner. (50 items)

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Alain Connes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Alain Connes is a French mathematician, currently Professor at the Collège de France, IHÉS, The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University.

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Alan Baker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Alan Baker, FRS is an English mathematician, known for his work on effective methods in Number theory, in particular those arising from transcendence theory.

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Alexander Grothendieck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Alexander Grothendieck was a German-born French mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry. His research multiplied the scope of the field and added ...more

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Andrei Okounkov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Andrei Yuryevich Okounkov is a Russian mathematician who works on representation theory and its applications to algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, probability theory and special ...more

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Atle Selberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Atle Selberg was a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory, and in the theory of automorphic forms, in particular bringing them into relation with spectral theory. ...more

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Charles Fefferman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Charles Louis Fefferman is an American mathematician at Princeton University. His primary field of research is mathematical analysis.

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Curtis T. McMullen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Curtis Tracy McMullen is Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry and Teichmüller ...more

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Daniel Quillen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Daniel Gray "Dan" Quillen was an American mathematician. From 1984 to 2006, he was the Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is renowned for being the ...more

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David Mumford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
David Bryant Mumford is an American mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry, and then for research into vision and pattern theory. He won the Fields Medal and was a ...more

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Edward Witten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Edward Witten is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Witten is a researcher in string theory, ...more

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Efim Zelmanov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov is a Russian mathematician, known for his work on combinatorial problems in nonassociative algebra and group theory, including his solution of the restricted Burnside ...more

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Enrico Bombieri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Enrico Bombieri is a mathematician, known for his work in analytic number theory, algebraic geometry, univalent functions, theory of several complex variables, partial differential equations of ...more

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Gerd Faltings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Gerd Faltings is a German mathematician known for his work in arithmetic algebraic geometry.

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Grigori Perelman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman is a Russian mathematician who made landmark contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology before apparently withdrawing from mathematics. In 1994, ...more

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Grigory Margulis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Gregori Aleksandrovich Margulis is a Russian mathematician known for his work on lattices in Lie groups, and the introduction of methods from ergodic theory into diophantine approximation. He ...more

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Heisuke Hironaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Heisuke Hironaka is a Japanese mathematician. He entered Kyoto University in 1949. After completing his undergraduate studies at Kyoto University, he received his Ph.D. in 1960 from Harvard ...more

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Jean Bourgain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Jean Bourgain is a Belgian mathematician. He has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and, from 1985 until 1995, professor at Institut des Hautes Études ...more

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Jean-Christophe Yoccoz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Jean-Christophe Yoccoz is a French mathematician. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1994, for his work on dynamical systems.

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Jean-Pierre Serre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Jean-Pierre Serre is a French mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and algebraic number theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in ...more

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Jesse Douglas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Jesse Douglas was an American mathematician.

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John G. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
John Griggs Thompson is a mathematician at the University of Florida noted for his work in the field of finite groups. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, the Wolf Prize in 1992 and the ...more

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John Milnor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
John Willard Milnor is a highly influential American mathematician known for his work in differential topology, K-theory and dynamical systems. Milnor is a distinguished professor at Stony Brook ...more

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Klaus Roth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Klaus Roth Klaus Friedrich Roth is a German-born British mathematician known for work on diophantine approximation, the large sieve, and irregularities of distribution. He was born in Breslau, Prussia, but ...more

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Kunihiko Kodaira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Kunihiko Kodaira was a Japanese mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry and the theory of complex manifolds, and as the founder of the Japanese school of algebraic ...more

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Lars Ahlfors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Lars Valerian Ahlfors was a Finnish mathematician, remembered for his work in the field of Riemann surfaces and his text on complex analysis.

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Lars Hörmander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Lars Valter Hörmander was a Swedish mathematician who has been called "the foremost contributor to the modern theory of linear partial differential equations". He was awarded the ...more

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Laurent Lafforgue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Laurent Lafforgue is a French mathematician. He has made outstanding contributions to Langlands' program in the fields of number theory and analysis, and in particular proved the Langlands ...more

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Laurent Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Laurent-Moïse Schwartz was a French mathematician. He pioneered the theory of distributions, which gives a well-defined meaning to objects such as the Dirac delta function. He was awarded ...more

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Maxim Kontsevich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Maxim Lvovich Kontsevich is a Russian and French mathematician. He holds both Russian and French citizenship. He is a professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and a ...more

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Michael Atiyah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE, FMedSci FAA, HonFREng is a British mathematician specialising in geometry. Atiyah grew up in Sudan and Egypt and spent most of his academic life in the ...more

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Michael Freedman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Michael Hartley Freedman is an American mathematician, at Microsoft Station Q, a research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1986, he was awarded a Fields Medal for his ...more

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Ngô Bảo Châu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Ngô Bảo Châu is a Vietnamese and French mathematician at the University of Chicago, best known for proving the fundamental lemma for automorphic forms proposed by Robert Langlands ...more

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Paul Cohen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Paul Joseph Cohen was an American mathematician best known for his proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice from Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory, the most widely ...more

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Pierre Deligne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Pierre René, Viscount Deligne is a Belgian mathematician. He is known for work on the Weil conjectures, leading to a complete proof in 1973. He is the winner of the 2013 Abel Prize, 2008 ...more

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Pierre-Louis Lions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Pierre-Louis Lions is a French mathematician. His parents were Jacques-Louis Lions, a mathematician and at that time professor at the University of Nancy, who became President of the ...more

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René Thom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
René Frédéric Thom was a French mathematician. He made his reputation as a topologist, moving on to aspects of what would be called singularity theory; he became ...more

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Richard Borcherds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Richard Ewen Borcherds is a British mathematician specializing in lattices, number theory, group theory, and infinite-dimensional algebras. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998.

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Sergei Novikov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Sergei Petrovich Novikov is a Soviet and Russian mathematician, noted for work in both algebraic topology and soliton theory. In 1970, he won the Fields Medal.

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Shigefumi Mori is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Shigefumi Mori is a Japanese mathematician, known for his work in algebraic geometry, particularly in relation to the classification of three-folds. He generalized the classical approach to the ...more

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Shing-Tung Yau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Shing-Tung Yau is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982. Yau's work is mainly in differential geometry, especially in geometric analysis. His ...more

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Simon Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson FRS, is an English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth four-dimensional manifolds. He is currently a permanent member of the Simons Center for ...more

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Stanislav Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Stanislav Konstantinovich Smirnov is a Russian mathematician currently working at the University of Geneva, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010. His research focuses on the fields of ...more

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Stephen Smale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Stephen Smale is an American mathematician from Flint, Michigan. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966, and spent more than three decades on the mathematics faculty of the University of ...more

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Terence Tao is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS, is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic ...more

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Timothy Gowers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Sir William Timothy Gowers, FRS is a British mathematician. He is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of ...more

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Vaughan Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Sir Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAA is a New Zealand mathematician, known for his work on von Neumann algebras and knot polynomials. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1990, and ...more

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Vladimir Drinfeld is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld is a Ukrainian mathematician currently working at the University of Chicago. Drinfeld's work connected algebraic geometry over finite fields with number theory, ...more

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Vladimir Voevodsky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Vladimir Voevodsky is a Russian mathematician. His work in developing a homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and formulating motivic cohomology led to the award of a Fields Medal in 2002. He ...more

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Wendelin Werner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
Wendelin Werner is a German-born French mathematician working in the area of self-avoiding random walks, Schramm-Loewner evolution, and related theories in probability theory and mathematical ...more

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William Thurston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Fields Medal Winners List
William Paul Thurston was an American mathematician. He was a pioneer in the field of low-dimensional topology. In 1982, he was awarded the Fields Medal for his contributions to the study of ...more