# John Charles Fields: A Sketch of His Life and Mathematical Work

## by Marcus Emmanuel Barnes, Web and Data Services Developer at Earth on *Aug 27, 2010*

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The slides from Marcus Emmanuel Barnes' M.Sc. thesis defense presentation. ...

The slides from Marcus Emmanuel Barnes' M.Sc. thesis defense presentation.

Abstract:

Every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians the prestigious Fields medals, the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize, are awarded. The following question is often asked: who was Fields and what did he do mathematically? This question will be addressed by sketching the life and mathematical work of John Charles Fields (1863 – 1932), the Canadian mathematician who helped establish the awards and after whom the medals are named.

You can download a PDF version of the thesis here:

http://www.marcusebarnes.com/168/john-charles-fields-a-sketch-of-his-life-and-mathematical-work/

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