Prof. Juni Heo is the first Korean to win the Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.

Jun-Yi Heo (39. June Huh), a professor at Princeton University in the United States and a master professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIAS), was honored with the Fields Award on the 5th (local time).

He is the first Korean mathematician to win the award.

No Korean or Korean has ever received this award before.

Professor Huh was selected as the recipient of the Fields Medal at an awards ceremony held by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland on the same day.

Established in 1936, the Fields Medal is the highest award in mathematics given to mathematicians under the age of 40 who have achieved outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics every four years and are expected to achieve achievements in the future.

/yunhap news

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