August 14, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Princeton Mathematician Awarded Medal

Manjul Bhargava, the Brandon Fradd Class of 1983 Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, has been awarded the Fields Medal for influential mathematicians under 40. The honor is in recognition of his work in the geometry of numbers.

The International Mathematical Union gives the medal every four years based on the influence of existing work and the promise of future achievement. It is frequently referred to as “the Nobel Prize of mathematics” and is awarded at the IMU International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea. Bhargava is the eighth Fields Medal recipient from Princeton since 1954. He joined the faculty in 2003 after earning his Ph.D. from the University in 2001.