**Maryam Mirzakhani received the medal from South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye. **

Here is an article from today’s Israeli newspaper Haaretz. It is based on this article by the Guardian (Thanks, Manor!). See also this post on Laba’s accidental mathematician and John Baez’ Google+ post.

The ICM 2014 started today in Seoul. The International congress taking place once every four years is an exciting event, celebrated by thousands of mathematicians in Seoul and many others all over the world. The opening ceremonies came with the announcement of Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava, Martin Hairer, and Maryam Mirzakhani as 2014 Fields medalist, Subhash Khot won the Nevanlinna prize, Stanley Osher won the Gauss prize and Phillip Griffiths is the Chern medalist, and Adrián Paenza won the Leelavati Prize. Heartly congratulations to Artur, Manjul, Martin, Maryam, Subhash, Stanley, Phillip, and Adrián! This is also the first for Brazil, Austria, Canada, and Iran! More on the Fields medalists works can be found on Terry Tao’s blog. (**New**) And here is a live bloging (with pictures) on ICM2014 day 1 from Gowers’s blog. And also here from the ICM site on the work of all prize recipients. And from Quanta Magazine: (**More**) More on Osher, Griffiths, and Khot on terry Tao’s blog, on Khot on Scott Aaronson’s blog and on a description of the laudations on Gowers blog.

- A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces (Maryam)
- The Musical, Magical Number Theorist (Manjul)
- A Brazilian Wunderkind Who Calms Chaos (Artur)
- In Noisy Equations, One Who Heard Music (Martin)
- A Grand Vision for the Impossible (Subhash)