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Happy International Women's Day 2014!

Marianne and Rachel with Cedric Villani

The Plus Team, Marianne and Rachel, with one of the Fields Medallists, Cédric Villani, at the 2010 ICM

Tomorrow is International Women's Day, and it got us wondering… could this be the year we finally have a female winner of a Fields Medal?

The four Fields medallists will be announced in August at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Seoul, Korea. We asked this question back at the 2010 ICM to the then, president of the International Union of Mathematicians (IMU), László Lovász, and Ragni Piene, the chair of the Abel Prize committee.

This year, we hope to discuss this again with the current IMU president, Ingrid Daubechies, the first woman to hold this position. One of our favourite lectures at the 2010 conference was by Irit Dinur, will she be in line for the prize this year? We are looking forward to interviewing all the winners this year, but we must admit, as two female mathematicians ourselves, we will be incredibly excited if one or more of them are women!

Read more about the Fields Medal and the 2010 ICM, and meet some of our favourite women in mathematics.

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