Fields Medal (was re Human Genius)

From: Mitchell J Porter (mjporter@U.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 16:11:04 MDT

Durant Schoon said

> There also seems to be a "bend in the road" as it were. The book
> "A Beautiful Mind" about John Forbes Nash, Jr. discusses how
> the Fields Medal is only awarded to people under the age of 30 (which
> is before when most mathematicians stop doing their best work) -
> I can't remember if that age cutoff is an explicit rule or just a
custom. says
that "traditionally" it goes to under-40s.

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