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Fields medal
Canadian $15,000

Officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics
A prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years

Next IMU is 2014, to be held in Korea
Abel Prize
1 million US

The International Mathematical Union and the European Mathematical Society nominate members of The Abel Committee.[7] The prize is an attempt at creating publicity for mathematics, making the discipline more prestigious, especially for young people

2009 Gromov, Mikhail “for his revolutionary contributions to geometry”
2011 Milnor, John (Stony Brook) “for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry, and algebra”
2012 Wolf prize (Israel prize consists of a bouquet of roses, a box of chocolate, a diploma and US$100,000)
Michael Aschbacher, Caltech (classification of finite simple groups)

Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin (nonlinear PDE)
2012 Crafoord Prize (Swedish prize ~ USD580,000, share)
Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study

Terence Tao, UCLA

Harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, ergodic theory, number theory, combinatorics, functional analysis and theoretical computer science