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Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics

01-FEB-2017 18:40

    The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize given to the one or more outstanding mathematicians by the Government of Norway. It was instituted in 2002 to dedicate Norway's most famous mathematicians, Niels Henrik Abel. Jean-Pierre Serre was the first award winner for playing a key role in shaping the modern form of many parts of mathematics, including topology, algebraic geometry and number theory in 2003. And in 2016 Abel Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Sir Andrew Wiles. Here, we are giving the 2016 Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics from the latest awardees to the first award winner.

     Abel Prize in Mathematics

    2016 Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics

    Year

    Winner

    Contribution

    2016

    Andrew Wiles

    For the stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.

    2015

    John F. Nash, Jr.;Louis Nirenberg

    For striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.

    2014

    Yakov Sinai

    For the fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics.

    2013

    Pierre Deligne

    For seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields.

    2012

    Endre Szemerédi

    For the contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory.

    2011

    John Milnor

    For pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry, and algebra.

    2010

    John Tate

    For his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers.

    2009

    Mikhail Gromov

    For the revolutionary contributions to geometry.

    2008

    John G. Thompson; Jacques Tits

    For the profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory.

    2007

    S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

    For the contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviation.

    2006

    Lennart Carleson

    For his profound and seminal contributions to harmonic analysis and the theory of smooth dynamical systems.

    2005

    Peter Lax

    For his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions.

    2004

    Michael Atiyah; Isadore Singer

    For their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics.

    2003

     

    Jean-Pierre Serre

    For playing a key role in shaping the modern form of many parts of mathematics, including topology, algebraic geometry and number theory.

    In the above 2016 Winners list of Abel Prize in Mathematics from the latest awardees to the first award winner will be very useful study material for the student who are preparing for different competitive examinations.

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