A Canadian American Mathematician of Indian origin,Manjul Bhargava has been awarded The Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize equivalent for Maths.

He was among the four winners of the prestigious prize announced at the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Congress in Seoul.

A surprise and welcome co-winner was Maryam Mirzakhani, a female Iranian Mathematician. It is the first time a female mathematician has won The Fields Medal.

IMU also presented Subhash Khot with the Rolf Nevalinna Prize which honours outstanding contributions in Mathematical aspects of information sciences.

Manjul Bhargava awarded the fields medal

Manjul Bhargava awarded the fields medal