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Kontsevich, Maxim

Born: 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 51 years of age.
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Mathematicians

1964 – Born on the 25th of August in Moscow, Russia.

1985 – He attended Moscow State University but left without a degree to become a researcher at the Institute for Problems of Information Transmission in Moscow.

1992 – He received his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn under Don Bernard Zagier.

       – His thesis proves a conjecture by Edward Witten that two quantum gravitational models are equivalent.

1998 – He received a Fields Medal, at the 23rd International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin.

2007 – Currently he is a professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) in Bures-sur-Yvette, France and visiting professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.