Physical Medals and Cash Awards
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Physical Medals and Cash Awards

Three of the medals that the IMU presents to the awardees are made of 14 KT gold, the Chern Medal is minted of 18 KT gold. The monetary value of all medals heavily depends on the gold price of the day of minting. A "generic price" of one medal is about 5,000 Euro/Dollar. Below are more details about the medals that the awardees receive and the cash values of the prizes.

Fields Medal

For details about the award see the Field Medal Page which also shows high quality medal photos

The Fields Medal itself:

  • Material: 14KT Gold
  • Diameter: 63.5 mm
  • Finish:   Sandblasted, Engraved, Gold Plated & Lacquered
  • Unit Price: ~Can$ 5,500

The name of the prize winner is engraved on the rim.

The 2010 cash value of each Fields Medal is 15,000 Can$.

Former winners

Rolf Nevanlinna Prize

For details about the award see the Nevanlinna Prize Page which links to high quality medal photos (just click on the photos shown on this Web page).

The Nevanlinna Medal itself:

  • Material: Au 585/00 (14KT Gold)
  • Size: 56x59mm (not exactly round)
  • Finish: upper and bottom surfaces scrubbed (not shining but not quite matt) border surfaces shined
  • Engraving: in the border starting from 12 o'clock
  • Package: case of oak
  • Prize: 5.000 Euro

The name of the prize winner is engraved on the rim.

The 2010 cash value of the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize 10.000 Euro.

Former winners

Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for Applications of Mathematics

For details about the award see the Gauss Prize Page which links to high quality medal photos (just click on the photos shown on this Web page).

The Gauss Medal itself:

  • Material: Au 585/00 (14KT Gold)
  • Diameter: 65 mm
  • Weight: 155.5 gr
  • Cutting depth: 0,25-0,30 mm, embossed outer edge
  • Package: case of mahogany

The name of the prize winner is engraved on the display box carrying the medal (see instructions to assemble the carrier)

The 2010 cash value of the Gauss Prize 10.000 Euro.

Former winners

Chern Medal Award

For details about the award see the Chern Medal Page which contains high quality photos.

The Medal itself:

  • Material: 18KT green gold plated with 24-karat gold
  • Diameter: 2.5 inch
  • Package: cherry wood box

The name of the prize winner is engraved on the rim.

The cash value of the Chern Medal Award: The Medalist receives a cash prize of US$ 250,000. In addition, each Medalist may nominate one or more organizations to receive funding totaling US$ 250,000 for the support of research, education, or other outreach programs in the field of mathematics (the "Organization Awards").

There are no former winners. The Chern Medal Award is given for the first time in 2010.

 

last updated: 2011-10-17