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For Akshay Venkatesh August got off to a very good start. 36-year-old professor was awarded the Fields Medal also known as the equivalent of Nobel Prize in mathematics. Professor Venkatesh became the second Australian to be given the award. The Typical Student team couldn’t stay aside. Let’s view out more facts about the person having world’s most prestigious award of mathematical.
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Overnight, Professor Akshay Venkatesh received the Fields Medal. It happened in Rio de Janeiro at the International Congress of Mathematicians.
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By tradition, Professor Venkatesh was among 4 mathematicians from all over the world. Once every 4 years, the Fields Medal is awarded to between 2 and 4 researchers to recognize their contribution in math.
Caucher Bikar - the second Professor getting the Fields Medal last night - put the award in his briefcase. Minutes after the ceremony the briefcase disappeared. Latter, they found the briefcase with professor's mobile and personal things but the medal was stolen. Its cost is around $4,000.
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