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Famous Mathematician Wins Fields Medal, Gets Thieved Minutes Later

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Famous Mathematician Wins Fields Medal, Gets Thieved Minutes Later


Caucher Birkar was awarded a prestigious Fields Medal on Wednesday for his work in mathematics. 30 minutes later, someone had stolen it. Birkar put the 14-karat gold medal in his briefcase along with his wallet after the ceremony. The briefcase disappeared shortly after. When it was found later by security, the medal and wallet were gone. Birkar was awarded the medal for his work on the categorization of algebraic equations.

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