# Who is first Indian mathematician got field award?

## Who is first Indian mathematician got field award?

Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava FRS | |
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Manjul Bhargava in 2014 | |

Born | 8 August 1974 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada |

Nationality | Canada United States |

Education | Harvard University (AB) Princeton University (PhD) |

**Why Field Medal is given?**

In all, sixty people have been awarded the Fields Medal….

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Awarded for | Outstanding contributions in mathematics attributed to young scientists |

Country | Varies |

Presented by | International Mathematical Union (IMU) |

**What is the Fields Medal when was Maryam awarded it and why was this a historic honor?**

Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014 for “her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces”. The award was made in Seoul at the International Congress of Mathematicians on 13 August.

### Who is the first woman received the Fields Medal in mathematics?

Maryam Mirzakhani

The medal, awarded at an event hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an ICSU Member, was awarded to Iranian national Mirzakhani for her work on complex geometry. She is one of four winners this year.

**What did Manjul Bhargava do?**

Primarily known for his contributions to number theory, Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014 “for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.”

**Is Manjul Bhargava Indian mathematician?**

Bhargava, who is only 46 years old, has achieved unparalleled success as a mathematician for his work in number theory, and he was the first person of Indian origin to win a Fields Medal.

## Who started Fields Medal?

Professor J. C. Fields, a Canadian mathematician who was Secretary of the 1924 Congress, later donated funds establishing the medals, which were named in his honor. In 1966 it was agreed that, in light of the great expansion of mathematical research, up to four medals could be awarded at each Congress.

**How do you win a Fields Medal?**

It is asked to choose at least two, with a strong preference for four, Fields Medalists, and to have regard in its choice to representing a diversity of mathematical fields. A candidate’s 40th birthday must not occur before January 1st of the year of the Congress at which the Fields Medals are awarded.