## News from the world of Maths

Masaki Kashiwara wins the Chern medal for his "outstanding and foundational

contributions to algebraic analysis and representation theory sustained over a period of

almost 50 years."

Good news from the International Congress of Mathematicians!

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.

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

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