Fields Medals 1936
Lars Valerian AHLFORS
born April 18, 1907, Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Awarded medal for research on covering surfaces related to Riemann surfaces of inverse functions of entire and meromorphic functions. Opened up a new fileds of Analysis.
born July 3, 1897, New York City
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Did important work of the Plateau problem which is concerned with finding minimal surfaces connecting and determined by some fixed boundary.
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