Pierre Deligne

* October 3, 1944, Brussels, Belgium

Fields Medal - 1978

For providing a solution of the three Weil conjectures concerning generalizations of the Riemann hypothesis to finite fields. His work did much to unify algebraic geometry and algebraic number theory.

Abel Prize - 2013

For seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields.