Chern Medal

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Chern Medal
Awarded for Lifelong achievement in Mathematics
Country Hosted every four years, at a varying location
Presented by International Mathematical Union (IMU)
Reward US$ 250,000
First awarded 2010
Official website Official site

The Chern Medal is an international award recognizing outstanding lifelong achievement of the highest level in the field of mathematics. The prize is given at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which is held every four years.

Introduction[edit]

It is named in honor of the late Chinese mathematician Shiing-Shen Chern. The award is a joint effort of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Chern Medal Foundation (CMF) to be bestowed in the same fashion as the IMU's other three awards (the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the Gauss Prize), i.e. at the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which is held every four years. The first such occasion was at the 2010 ICM in Hyderabad, India.[1]

Each recipient receives a medal decorated with Chern's likeness, a cash prize of $250,000 (USD), and the opportunity to direct $250,000 of charitable donations to one or more organizations for the purpose of supporting research, education, or outreach in mathematics.[1]

Laureates[edit]

  • 2010 Louis Nirenberg – "for his role in the formulation of the modern theory of non-linear elliptic partial differential equations and for mentoring numerous students and post-docs in this area".[2]
  • 2014 Phillip Griffiths

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chern Medal Award". International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). 2010. Retrieved Aug 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chern Medal – Louis Nirenberg". ICM 2010. August 19, 2010. Retrieved Aug 22, 2010. 

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