Fields Medal 2014

The brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has died, aged just 40.

Ingrid Daubechies, President of the International Mathematical Union, about the importance of community in mathematics.

The Fields medallist reveals the beauty of numbers, how he drew inspiration from Sanskrit maths and a Rubik's cube, and how his maths fits with his tabla playing.

We enjoyed Manjul Bhargava's Fields medal lecture so much we wanted to share it with you!

Martin Grötschel, Secretary of the International Mathematical Union, about maths at school, integrating developing nations, and his dream of putting all maths that's ever been produced online.

Manjul Bhargava tells us why playing with maths in important in finding your own way of thinking.

Artur Avila tells us about taming chaos.

How burning paper can win you a prestigious maths prize.

The ICM 2014 in Seoul is off to a great start!

Manjul Bhargava is being honoured as a number theorist of "extraordinary creativity," with "a taste for simple problems of timeless beauty."

Artur Avila is being honoured for "formidable technical power, the ingenuity and tenacity of a master problem-solver, and an unerring sense for deep and
significant questions."

Martin Hairer's is being honoured for a major breakthrough that gives a way of attacking problems that had previously been impenetrable.

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