born August 20, 1957, Cambridge, England
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
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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