June Huh (39.June Huh), a professor at Princeton University in the US and a senior professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIAS) received the Fields Award.

She 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 the awards ceremony held by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland that 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 further achievements in the future.

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