The International Mathematical Union awards the Fields Medal to mathematicians Hugo Duminil-Copin of France, June Huh of the United States, James Maynard of the United Kingdom, and Maryna Viazovska of Ukraine, at the quadrennial International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki.
The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years. The Fields Medal is regarded as one of the highest honors a mathematician can receive, and has been described as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics.
In 2020, the Fields Medal is awarded to below mathematicians:
1. Hugo Duminil-Copin of France won Field Medal for solving longstanding problems in the probabilistic theory of phase transitions in statistical physics, especially in dimensions three and four.
2. June Huh of the United States won Field Medal for bringing the ideas of Hodge theory to combinatorics, the proof of the Dowling–Wilson conjecture for geometric lattices, the proof of the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture for matroids, the development of the theory of Lorentzian polynomials, and the proof of the strong Mason conjecture.
3. James Maynard of UK won Field Medal for contributions to analytic number theory, which have led to major advances in the understanding of the structure of prime numbers and in Diophantine approximation.
4. Maryna Viazovska of Ukraine won Field Medal for the proof that the lattice provides the densest packing of identical spheres in 8 dimensions, and further contributions to related extremal problems and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis.