Public Opening of the 2021 Fields Medal Symposium - Peter Scholze




The 2021 Fields Medal Symposium will honour the work and achievements of Peter Scholze. At 24, Scholze became the youngest full professor in Germany when he took up a teaching post at the University of Bonn. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2018 at the age of 29, making him one of the youngest medallists in the history of the award.

Scholze’s research has great range, but his work has had particular impact on arithmetic geometry and its applications. He first gained notice as a graduate student for finding proofs to several fundamental theorems in more compact form. His PhD thesis on perfectoid spaces, which he created as a unifying concept, solidified his reputation as “a rare talent that only emerges every few decades.”

Recently, Scholze has been in the news for his astonishing result that established real functional analysis still works if you replace topological spaces with condensed sets, a proof he developed in less than a week. Join us for what promises to be an illuminating week of mathematical discovery.

The 2021 Fields Medal Symposium will take place online and will consist of:

  • Public Opening Lecture: October 25, 2021
  • Scientific Program: October 25 – 28, 2021

The Public Opening will feature an introduction to Peter Scholze's work by Jared Weinstein (Boston University), a one-on-one chat with Peter and Megumi Harada (McMaster University), and a panel of distinguished mathematicians discussing his work. Welcome and introductions will be given by guests from academia and government. Both the Public Opening and Scientific Program are open to the public and free of charge, but attendees must register beforehand. The entire Symposium will be streamed live, then will be made available on our website and YouTube channel at a later date.

Registration Instruction: 

Register here to get the link to the live stream. 

Scientific Program

The 2021 Fields Medal Symposium will honour Peter Scholze (Fields Medal 2018) and explore the current and potential impact of his work. The Scientific Program is intended for a wide audience, including graduate students, mathematicians in other research areas, and scientists who use mathematics in an important way. More details can be seen here:

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