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(s) US$ 250,000
First awarded 2010
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.


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]

The next Chern laureate is scheduled to be announced on 1 August 2018 at the opening ceremony of the IMU International Congress, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2]


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  1. ^ a b "Chern Medal Award". International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). 2010. Retrieved Aug 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Scientific Program: Program at a glance". ICM 2018 event website. 
  3. ^ "Phillip Griffiths Awarded Chern Medal". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chern Medal – Louis Nirenberg". ICM 2010. August 19, 2010. Retrieved Aug 22, 2010.