*Wednesday 1 August 2018*

UK refugee wins Fields Medal

A Cambridge professor who won one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil.

A Cambridge professor who won one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil.

Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a refugee from Iran.

The Fields Medals are awarded every four years to the most promising mathematicians under the age of 40.

BBC News