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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