The Abel Prize 2008-2012

Editors: Holden, Helge, Piene, Ragni (Eds.)

  • 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 ​
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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.

Reviews

“An ‘invaluable contribution to the history of twentieth-century mathematics’. This book is as well; it is filled with interesting articles and photographs. … in one volume, we have autobiographies, expository essays, photos, and detailed bibliographies. This book is a treasure trove of interesting history and first-rate mathematics.” (Mark Hunacek, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 100 (547), 2016) 

“This book contains accounts of the work of the prize winners … from the period. … The essays are excellently done. … There are many photographs and a lot of good mathematics. … With the addition of high quality mathematical exposition concerning the work of some of the most important mathematical figures of the past half-century, the book becomes irresistible, a delightful addition to my library.” (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, March, 2014)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • The Abel Prize—The Missing Nobel in Mathematics?

    Helsvig, Kim G.

    Pages 1-27

  • Some Reflections

    Thompson, John G.

    Pages 31-33

  • A Biography of Jacques Tits

    Buekenhout, Francis

    Pages 35-53

  • The Work of John Griggs Thompson: A Survey

    Lyons, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 55-86

  • A Report on the Scientific Contributions of Jacques Tits

    Buekenhout, Francis

    Pages 87-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Abel Prize 2008-2012
Editors
  • Helge Holden
  • Ragni Piene
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39449-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39449-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39448-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51253-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 571
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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