Maxim Lvovich Kontsevich

* August 25, 1964, Khimki, Soviet Union (today Russia)

Fields Medal - 1998

For his contributions to algebraic geometry, topology, and mathematical physics, including the proof of Edward Witten’s conjecture of intersection numbers in moduli spaces of stable curves, construction of the universal Vassiliev invariant of knots, and formal quantization of Poisson manifolds.