Four mathematicians--Jean Bourgain, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.; Pierre-Louis Lions of the University of Paris-Dauphine in France; Jean- Christophe Yoccoz, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France; and Efim I. Zelmanov, a professor at the University of Chicago currently on leave from the University of Wisconsin, Madison--have been awarded the 1994 Fields Medals.
The medals were presented during the International Congress of Mathematicians, held August 3 through 11 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Fields Medals--officially known as the International Medals for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics--are presented every four years to two to four individuals under the age of 40 in recognition of both their existing work and the promise of future achievements. Unlike the Nobel and other big prizes, however, the Fields Medals carry no monetary award.
Winners are decided upon by a committee within the International Mathematical Union--a professional mathematical society of worldwide membership, headquartered this year...
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