Major international mathematics prizes were awarded yesterday at the International Congress of Mathematicians. For the Fields Medalists and Nevanlinna Prize winner, Quanta magazine has really nicely written profiles.
I just want to offer a personal note of congratulations to Manjul Bhargava (Fields Medal) and Jacob Lurie (Breakthrough Prize). We were undergraduates together and it was a lot of fun to work on mathematics together so long ago!
Since this post doesn't have any actual math in it, here's an animation to make up for it: