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Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

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A Cambridge professor who won one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil. Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a refugee from Iran.He was one of four people honoured for their contributions to mathematics and had said that he "couldn't imagine that this would come true".But just minutes later, he discovered that the 14-carat gold medal had gone missing.According to Brazil's TV Globo, he left it along with his wallet and phone in a briefcase on a table at the convention centre where the event was taking place. He alerted security staff when he noticed the case was missing and they later found the case, but both his medal and his wallet were no longer there...
Fields medal: UK refugee wins 'biggest maths prize'

Fields medal: UK refugee wins 'biggest maths prize'

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One of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has been handed out at a ceremony in Brazil. Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli and Peter Scholze, and Akshay Venkatesh are all honoured for major contributions to their respective areas in mathematics.Professor Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a while studying in Tehran and applied for asylum.The University of Cambridge mathematician said he "couldn't imagine that this would come true".However, it emerged that the 14-carat gold medal given to Dr Birkar at the ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had been stolen just minutes later.According to Brazil's TV Globo, he left the medal along with his wallet and phone in a briefcase on a table at the convention centre whe...
England win relay double, Wales add to medal tally – day 10 round-up & video

England win relay double, Wales add to medal tally – day 10 round-up & video

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Commonwealth GamesVenue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 AprilCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV and Red Button with extra streams on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online. Times and channelsEngland's sprinters secured an impressive relay double on the track as the country's netballers won a dramatic semi-final to keep their hopes of a Commonwealth Games gold medal alive.Wales' Michael Wixey took men's trap gold, while England's David Luckman added his second shooting title.Jon Mould added a road race silver for Wales, while Dani Rowe took bronze.In boxing, England's Lisa Whiteside and Gal Yafai won gold as Northern Ireland collected ...
Norway top medal table after Bjorgen wins final event of Games

Norway top medal table after Bjorgen wins final event of Games

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Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesNorway topped the medal table as Marit Bjorgen won gold in the women's cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic, the final event of the Winter Olympics.Norway finished with 14 golds, the same as Germany, but won a record 39 medals overall, eight more than the Germans.Bjorgen, 37, became the most decorated Winter Olympian by winning bronze in the team sprint free - her fifth medal at Pyeongchang 2018 and 15th overall.She won a medal in every event she contested at this year's Games.She also won gold in...
Teenager Atkin wins GB's first ever skiing medal – highlights & round-up

Teenager Atkin wins GB's first ever skiing medal – highlights & round-up

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Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesIzzy Atkin won a historic bronze in the women's ski slopestyle to claim Great Britain's second medal of the Winter Olympics.The 19-year-old, born in the United States, scored 84.60 on a strong final run to claim a first British Winter Olympic medal on skis.Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin won gold with a score of 91.20 and compatriot Mathilde Gremaud took silver."I'm speechless and stoked to win the bronze," Atkin said.Fellow Briton Katie Summerhayes finished seventh in the final.Live coverage of day eightThe...