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Mathematics - History of Mathematical Sciences | The Abel Prize 2008-2012

The Abel Prize 2008-2012

Holden, Helge, Piene, Ragni (Eds.)

2014, XVII, 571 p. 72 illus., 43 illus. in color.

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  • Details the history of the Abel Prize in mathematics, which is one of the premier international prizes in mathematics
  • Presents the laureates of the second five year period of the Abel Prize, complete with photographs
  • Autobiographical information by each laureate, followed by a more extensive review of their work ​

Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the life and work of recent winners of the Abel Prize:
 
·         John G. Thompson and Jacques Tits, 2008
·         Mikhail Gromov, 2009
·         John T. Tate Jr., 2010
·         John W. Milnor, 2011
·         Endre Szemerédi, 2012.

The profiles feature autobiographical information as well as a description of each mathematician's work. In addition, each profile contains a complete bibliography, a curriculum vitae, as well as photos — old and new. As an added feature, interviews with the Laureates are presented on an accompanying web site (http://extras.springer.com/).
 
The book also presents a  history of the Abel Prize written by the historian Kim Helsvig, and includes a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, which is transcribed, translated into English, and placed into historical perspective by Christian Skau. 

 

This book follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, The First Five Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the work of the first Abel Prize winners.

                

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Abel Prize - History of Contemporary Mathematics

Related subjects » Computer Science - History of Mathematical Sciences - Mathematics - Physics

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