World's most prestigious maths medal is stolen minutes after professor wins it

A Fields medal belonging to Caucher Birkar went missing just half an hour after he was jointly awarded the prize

A medal regarded as the most prestigious in the world of mathematics has been stolen from a Cambridge professor just half an hour after he was awarded the prize in Rio de Janeiro.

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Original published: 2018-08-01 21:00:29 Read the full Rio De Janeiro News here

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