Fields Medals and Rolf Nevanlinna Prize
Called the Nobel Prize in Mathematics, the Fields Medal was
set up by funds donated by Professor J. C. Fields, a Canadian
mathematician, in 1924 at the International Congress of Mathematicians
in Toronto. The awards recognize both existing work and the
promise of future achievement.
The Rolf Nevanlinna Prize in mathematical aspects of information
science was established by the Executive Committee of the International
Mathematical Union IMU in April 1981.
Wolfskehl Prize of 100,000 German marks
was offered for the first valid proof of Fermat's
last theorem, a mathematical problem that had plagued mathematicians
since the 17th century. The prize was collected by Andrew
Wiles after his successful proof of the theorem in the years