Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2016 Abel Prize to Sir Andrew J. Wiles of the University of Oxford “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.” The Abel Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. It recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of 6,000,000 Norwegian krone (approximately US$700,000).

Charles Fefferman (left), Princeton University, and Richard Schoen (right), University of California, Irivine, have been named the winners of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for "their striking contributions to analysis and geometry." The two will share the US$100,000 prize. (Photos courtesy of Princeton University and the University of California, Irvine.)