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Fields Medal Prize Winners (1986)

born August 20, 1957, Cambridge, England
Oxford University

Received medal primarily for his work on topology of four-manifolds, especially for showing that there is a differential structure on euclidian four-space which is different from the usual structure.



born July 28, 1954, Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany
Princeton University

Using methods of arithmetic algebraic geometry, he received medal primarily for his proof of the Mordell Conjecture.


born April 21, 1951, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego

Developed new methods for topological analysis of four-manifolds. One of his results is a proof of the four-dimensional Poincaré Conjecture.


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The Website of International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin 1998.

Albers, Donald J.; Alexanderson, G. L.; Reid, Constance:
International mathematical congresses. An illustrated history 1893 - 1986
Rev. ed. including ICM 1986. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1986

with friendly permission from Springer Verlag

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