France, one of the leading countries for sciences

Of all the Nobel prizes in sciences, France ranks 4th in the world, with 62 prizes.

France also holds the 2nd place in the number of Fields medals (Equivalent of Nobel Prize in mathematics) awarded since 1936. With 12 medals, France follows closely behind the United States (13).

Taking into account all mathematics prizes (Abel prizes, etc), France still ranks 2nd as the nation with the most awards in mathematics.