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The photo that Quanta Magazine use has Alessio Figalli posing with a model made with Zometools. From the article https://www.quantamagazine.org/alessio-figalli-a-mathematician-on-the-move-wins-fields-medal-20180801 ““For me it was always a balance between how good a grade I could get and how much time I had to spend to get such a grade,” he said. “I was always an optimizer, I wanted the best for the least effort.” ... Figalli had a taste for science, but his parents wanted him to study the classics, and he went along with this willingly. “I said: ‘Why not?’ Usually there are more girls in a classics high school than a scientific high school, so that was another selling point,” he said. ... “I like drawing pictures. I get an intuition of what’s going on and I can easily catch what are the key issues,” he said. It takes a lot of different traits to be a successful mathematician — technical skill, ingenuity, an ability to persevere under great uncertainty. Figalli has a generous helping of each of these, but what stands out most about him is his disposition: He doesn’t seem weighed down by mathematics.”