algebraic geometry

Fields Medallist June Huh tells us about maths you can "feel and touch" and why maths mirrors who we are as a species

Huh may have had relatively late start in mathematics but his work with maths you can feel and touch has won him a Fields medal.

Barry Mazur has received the 2022 Chern Medal for profound discoveries in topology, arithmetic geometry and number theory.

June Huh has been awarded a Fields Medal for work on combinatorics and algebraic geometry.

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89.

Fields medallist Caucher Birkar tells us about his work and his unusual mathematical journey.

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

The winner of the 2014 Chern medal tells us about beauty in maths, the twists and turns of mathematical history, and his work for the maths community.

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to the Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne for "seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields".

Imaginary is an interactive mathematics exhibition that inspires the imagination with beautiful images. And what is more exciting it allows anyone to step into the world of maths and play with beautiful mathematical surfaces, symmetry and much more. We went along to the Imaginary Barcelona conference, which brought together people involved in the original exhibition in Germany and its recent successful run throughout Spain.

Results in mathematics come in several flavours — theorems are the big important results, conjectures will be important results one day when they are proved, and lemmas are small results that are just stepping stones on the way to the big stuff. Right? Then why has the Fields medal just been awarded to Ngô Bào Châu for his proof of a lemma?

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