Akshay Venkatesh, 2018 Fields Medalist

The official award video produced by the International Mathematical Union and the Simons Foundation honors 2018 Fields Medalist Akshay Venkatesh, Professor in the Institute's School of Mathematics.

"A lot of the time when you do math, you're stuck," says Venkatesh. "But at the same time, there are all these moments where you feel privileged that you get to work with it. And you have this sensation of transcendence. You feel like you've been part of something really meaningful."