US professor wins the Abel Prize

She admits to being something of a loner who wanted a job where she wouldn’t have to work with other people. On Tuesday, though, Professor Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck was awarded the world’s leading prize in mathematics in front of lots of people, including Norway’s monarch. “I think about it (mathematical problems) all the time,” the […]

Abel Prize winner donates the proceeds

Canadian mathematician Robert P Langlands plans to donate the NOK 6 million he’s receiving as this year’s winner of the Abel Prize, set up by the Norwegian Parliament to honour outstanding mathematical work and research. Langlands, a professor at Princeton University in the US, won the prize for “his visionary program connecting representation theory to […]

Academy mourns prizewinner’s death

It was just last week that the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters was celebrating famed mathematicians John Nash and Louis Nirenberg, and awarding them this year’s Abel Prize. This week the academy was “deeply mourning” the deaths of both Nash and his wife Alicia, after they were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey […]

US mathematicians win Abel Prize

American mathematicians John F Nash Jr and Louis Nirenberg were announced on Wednesday as this year’s winners of the Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters. The prize recognizes “outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics” and carries a cash prize of NOK 6 million (around USD 800,000). Nash, age […]

Sinai awarded Norway’s Abel Prize

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon formally awarded the country’s Abel Prize in Mathematics on Tuesday to Yakov G Sinai, widely regarded as one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century. Sinai is a professor at Princeton University in the US and at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in Russia. Sinai, age 78, won […]

Russian mathematician wins Abel Prize

The 2014 Abel Prize was awarded on Wednesday to Yakov G Sinai, a Russian mathematician based at Princeton University in the USA and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. The NOK 6 million (USD 1 million) prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for […]

Rutgers professor wins Abel Prize

Endre Szemerédi, a professor of computer sciences at Rutgers University in the US, has won this year’s Abel Prize, awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Vitenskaps-akademi). The prize, which carries with it a cash award of NOK 6 million (around USD 1 million), is widely viewed as one of […]

US math legend wins Abel Prize

John Torrence Tate of the University of Texas at Austin was awarded the Abel Prize for 2010 on Wednesday, for “his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers.” Tate was hailed for doing “path-breaking work” that has greatly influenced modern mathematics. The Abel Prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science […]