Kurdish refugee Kawharu Bercaru handed subject, the fields medal prize, the most prestigious award in mathematics. He made major advances in arithmetic geometry. Proved that the infinite variety of polynomial equations can be split into a finite number of classifications. A native of Birker of the Kurdish villages of Iran. After the revolution he was granted political asylum in Britain, leaving the bachelor degree at home. He now works at Cambridge University.

At the International Congress of mathematicians, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to his award was given to three scientists. The youngest participant — Peter Chalice of the University of Bonn, Germany. He tried to unify arithmetic and geometry. Mathematics has long sought to build bridges between these two ancient disciplines and to create a sort of “Grand unified theory”. Peter Solice made significant steps towards this goal.

Akshay Venkatesh from Princeton was awarded for research that may help to prove the Riemann hypothesis. It covers several mathematical domains. Among them, number theory, dynamics and topology.

Another medal was awarded to Alessio Figalli from Switzerland. His research focuses on finding optimal route for transportation of objects from one place to another. Contribution to the theory of optimal transportation (Monge-Kantorovich) has a wide range of applications: from crystal formation to weather changes.