There are several major international awards in the field of mathematics. Arguably the most prestigious of these is the Fields Medal, which has been awarded to fifty-one mathematicians since 1936. This article will examine aspects of the Fields Medal winners such as age, nationality, affiliated institution upon award, area of work, and the impact of their publications in the mathematics literature. MathSciNet author profiles were examined to collect both publication and citation data for this study. Several other awards in mathematics, including the Wolf Prize, Abel Prize, and Kyoto Prize, are also discussed.
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