## News from the world of Maths

We speak to Cheryl Praeger about her mathematics and encouraging the next generation of mathematicians.

Daskalakis tells us about the work he is being honoured for, which involves complexity theory, game theory, online dating and traffic jams.

In this video Fields medallist Figalli tells us about his work and what receiving such a high honour feels like.

The International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 has got off to a joyous start with the announcement of some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics.

Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the Fields medal 2018 for his work exploring the boundaries of number theory.

Alessio Figalli has been awarded the Fields medal for his contributions, among other things, to optimal transport theory.

Caucher Birkar has been awarded the Fields medal for his contribution to algebraic geometry.

Peter Scholze has received the Fields medal 2018 for transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry.