Fields Medal

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vaughan Jones

    Fields medalist brings informal style to Vanderbilt Vaughan Jones (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery. “I was learning the addition tables and realized that if one plus one equals two, then 100 plus 100 must equal 200 – something that… Read More

    Oct 3, 2011

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    Jun 2, 2011

  • Vaughan Jones

    Beyond knot theory

    I’ve always been fascinated, and occasionally frustrated, by the tendency of string, yarn, rope and wire – any thing that is long, thin and flexible – to knot and tangle. Fields Medal winner Vaughan F.R. Jones Clearly, I’m not the only one. Mathematicians have been studying knots… Read More

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Vaughan Jones

    Fields Medalist joins Vanderbilt faculty

    One of the world’s foremost mathematicians, Vaughan F. R. Jones, has accepted a position as distinguished professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University beginning in the fall of 2011. Read More

    Apr 6, 2011