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John Charles Fields: a sketch of his life and mathematical work

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Thesis type
(Thesis) M.Sc.
Date created
2007
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Every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians the prestigious Fields medals, the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize, are awarded. The following question is often asked: who was Fields and what did he do mathematically? This question will be addressed by sketching the life and mathematical work of J ohn Charles Fields (1863 - 1932), the Canadian mathematician who helped establish the awards and after whom the medals are named.
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Thesis advisor: Archibald, Tom
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English
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