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List of countries by number of Fields Medalists

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This article includes a list of countries by number of Fields Medal winners. That is, a list of countries ranked by their Fields Medalists.

The figures only include Fields Medals awarded up to and including 3 August 2018 by their country of birth and citizenship at the time of the announcement of the award.

Rank Country Fields medals (#) Fields medalists (2018)
1  United States 13 Curtis T. McMullen, John G. Thompson, David Mumford, Charles Fefferman, Daniel Quillen, William Thurston, Michael Freedman, Edward Witten, Jesse Douglas, Paul Cohen, Stephen Smale, John Milnor, Manjul Bhargava
2  France 12 Laurent Lafforgue, Cédric Villani, Alain Connes, Pierre-Louis Lions, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, Laurent Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Serre, René Thom, Ngo Bao Chau, Artur Avila, Wendelin Werner, Alexander Grothendieck
3  Russia 8 Maxim Kontsevich, Vladimir Voevodsky, Andrei Okounkov, Grigori Perelman (refused), Stanislav Smirnov, Sergei Novikov, Grigory Margulis, Efim Zelmanov
4  United Kingdom 5 Richard Borcherds, Timothy Gowers, Alan Baker, Simon Donaldson, Michael Francis Atiyah
5  Japan 3 Heisuke Hironaka, Shigefumi Mori, Kunihiko Kodaira
6  Germany 2 Gerd Faltings, Peter Scholze
6  Italy 2 Enrico Bombieri, Alessio Figalli
6  Belgium 2 Pierre Deligne, Jean Bourgain
6  Australia 2 Terence Tao, Akshay Venkatesh[n 1]
6  Iran 2 Maryam Mirzakhani[1][2], Caucher Birkar[n 2]
11  Ukraine 1 Vladimir Drinfeld
11   Switzerland 1 Martin Hairer[n 3]
11  Austria 1 Martin Hairer[n 3]
11  Norway 1 Atle Selberg
11  Sweden 1 Lars Hörmander
11  Finland 1 Lars Ahlfors
11  New Zealand 1 Vaughan Jones
11  Canada 1 Manjul Bhargava
11  Brazil 1 Artur Avila
11  Israel 1 Elon Lindenstrauss
11  Vietnam 1 Ngô Bảo Châu

See also[edit]

  • List of Fields Medal winners by university affiliation


  1. Akshay Venkatesh was born in India but is an Australian citizen
  2. Caucher Birkar was born in a Kurdish village in Iran and attended the University of Tehran but sought political asylum and now has British citizenship.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martin Hairer was born in Switzerland, but has Austrian citizenship.


  1. Mirzakhani, Maryam. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2005. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  2. Valette, Alain. "The Fields Medalists 2014" (PDF). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Institut de mathématiques, Université de Neuchâtel. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. https://www.mathunion.org/imu-awards/fields-medal

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