By Michael Francis Atiyah, Daniel Iagolnitzer

International clinical sequence in twentieth Century arithmetic - Vol. nine

FIELDS MEDALLISTS' LECTURES second version

edited by way of Sir Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh, united kingdom) & Daniel Iagolnitzer (CEA-Saclay, France)

Although the Fields Medal doesn't have an analogous public popularity because the Nobel Prizes, they proportion the same highbrow status. it really is constrained to at least one box — that of arithmetic — and an age restrict of forty has turn into an approved culture. arithmetic has on the whole been interpreted as natural arithmetic, and this isn't so unreasonable considering that significant contributions in a few utilized parts could be (and were) well-known with Nobel Prizes.

A record of Fields Medallists and their contributions presents a bird's-eye view of arithmetic over the last 60 years. It highlights the components during which, at quite a few occasions, maximum development has been made. This quantity doesn't fake to be finished, neither is it a ancient record. however, it offers contributions from Fields Medallists and so presents a hugely attention-grabbing and sundry photograph.

The moment version of Fields Medallists' Lectures positive factors extra contributions from the next Medallists: Kunihiko Kodaira (1954), Richard E Borcherds (1998), William T Gowers (1998), Maxim Kontsevich (1998), Curtis T McMullen (1998) and Vladimir Voevodsky (2002).