Fields Medals

Women in Mathematics

Math in Media

Mathematical Theories

Numbers

100

How frequently do they give out the Fields Medal Award?

Every 4 years

100

What percentage of math PhD's are awarded to women (as of 2018) (within 3%)?

29% (27-32%)

100

Which famous mathematician's life and work are depicted in the 2014 film "The Imitation Game"?

Alan Turing

100

What famous Greek mathematician is credited with the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem?

Pythagoras

100

What is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman Numerals?

Zero

200

What is the age limit for the Fields Medal?

40 years old

200

Who was the first woman to win a Fields Medal? Bonus: What year did she win?

Maryam Mirzakhani; 2014

200

In the movie Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan is selected to answer the tie breaking question at the high school math tournament. Her opponent incorrectly answers the question first, what was her answer?

The limit is -1.

200

Who wrote the famous mathematical work "Principia Mathematica"?

Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell

200

Name the first eight digits of pi

3.1415926

300

How much money do you get when you win the Fields Medal?

$1,500

300

Who was the first woman in modern Europe to earn a PhD in math? Bonus: What was the year?

Sofya Kovalevskaya; 1874

300

In the book and movie series "The Da Vinci Code," what mathematical and artistic concept plays a central role in solving the mystery?

The Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio

300

What is the Fibonacci sequence? Bonus: Can you name the first few numbers in it?

A sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones; 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13

300

Name the first six digits of the Golden Ratio

1.61803

400

Who was the youngest person to receive a fields medal? Bonus: What was his age?

Terence Tao; 31

400

Who was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics? Bonus: What was the year?

Euphemia Haynes; 1943

400

This childrenâ€™s fictional novel was written by a mathematician and translated into 176 different languages. What is the novel called?

Alice in Wonderland

400

Who is known for the development of calculus independently of Isaac Newton?

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

400

What is 111,111,111 * 111,111,111?

12,345,678,987,654,321

500

What year was the first Fields Medal given out? Bonus: Who was it given to?

1936; Lars Ahlfors

500

Who was the first woman in mathematics whose life was well-documented?

Hypatia

500

In the movie A Beautiful Mind, what mathematics concept, based on conflict and cooperation between people, does John Nash (played by Russel Crow) receive the nobel prize in economics for?

Game theory

500

What is the Goldbach Conjecture, and is it proven or unproven?

Every even integer greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers; Unproven

500

What is the largest known prime number?

2^82,589,933 - 1

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