The Abel Prize—The Missing Nobel in Mathematics?

  title={The Abel Prize—The Missing Nobel in Mathematics?},
  author={Kim Gunnar Helsvig},
The Abel Prize in Mathematics was created by the Norwegian government in 2002 in memory of the mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829). The aim was to establish an annual Abel Prize of NOK 6 million (about US$ 1.1 mill.) that would be world leading in mathematics. The creation of the prize was the result of a short and successful campaign in the spring and summer of 2001, when it was presented as “the missing Nobel Prize in mathematics”. The campaign was based on a powerful mobilization of… CONTINUE READING


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