Fields Medal

Congratulations, Peter Scholze!

Peter Scholze, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the Fields Medal, considered the "Nobel Prize in Maths" – at the age of only 30. Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek congratulated Scholze on behalf of the Federal Government.

Photograph of Peter Scholze, of the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn, taken on 1 March 2016 following the award of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Peter Scholze has been awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics

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Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called it an outstanding achievement.

Peter Scholze is widely recognised for his exceptional talent – he was made professor at the age of 24. Now Scholze, Professor at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the Fields Medal, the world's most prestigious mathematics prize. "I would like to congratulate you on behalf of the Federal Government and personally," said Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek.

Scholze was a role model for many young mathematicians, the Minister said. "You and your research are drawing talented academics from across the world to Germany. And for that I would also like to thank you." Karliczek wished him continued success in the future with his important work in Bonn.

Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was also impressed by Scholze's achievement: "Peter Scholze has been awarded the Fields Medal. At the age of 30! What an outstanding achievement, what a great day for Germany as a place to do research." Scholze, who was born in Dresden, is Professor at the University of Bonn's Hausdorff Centre and works on a branch of mathematics where number theory meets geometry.

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