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

The profiles characteristic autobiographical details in addition to an outline of every mathematician's paintings. furthermore, every one profile encompasses a entire bibliography, a curriculum vitae, in addition to images ― previous and new. As an additional feature, interviews with the Laureates are provided on an accompanying website (

The booklet additionally provides a  history of the Abel Prize written by means of the historian Kim Helsvig, and features a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, that's transcribed, translated into English, and positioned into historic perspective by Christian Skau.

This e-book follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, the 1st 5 Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the paintings of the 1st Abel Prize winners.

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This committee additionally made arrangements for Norway’s position on this planet Mathematical yr 2000. even supposing Abel’s identify and background was once trendy within the arrangements for either those occasions, it by no means happened to anyone within the Norwegian mathematical group that those events can be used to recommend the production of a global prize in arithmetic in reminiscence of Abel. 100 years past, significant efforts were made to take action whilst Norwegian mathematicians had introduced an intensive crusade to set up a prize as a part of the Abel centennial celebrations in 1902. 2 Jens Erik Fenstad, undated and unpublished, “3. four Abelåret og Abelprisen” in “Noen notater om matematikken etter annen verdenskrig”, in Jens Erik Fenstad’s inner most archive (hereafter JEF). 6 okay. G. Helsvig three The Initiative the recent initiative to create a prize in reminiscence of Abel was once offered from a special perspective by way of the writer and poet Arild Stubhaug. Stubhaug had released numerous poetry collections, yet he had additionally studied arithmetic on the college of Bergen. As a passionate stamp collector, Stubhaug was once from an early age familiar with and excited about Abel’s lifestyles. Abel had died on the age of 26, in basic terms days earlier than the Frederick William college in Berlin—later often called Humboldt collage— used to be to supply him the tenured place as professor he had to be capable of absolutely pay attention to his mathematical paintings. Abel additionally died confident that his major paintings, the so-called Parisian manuscript, was once misplaced without end. an identical day because the letter used to be published delivering him the professorate in Berlin, the manuscript used to be present in Paris. greater than whatever this paintings laid the basis for Abel’s posthumous repute and acknowledgment either in Norway and within the overseas mathematical neighborhood [9, 14]. Arild Stubhaug had for a very long time desired to write approximately Abel. From the early Nineteen Eighties he lived in Arendal, with reference to Gjerstad the place Abel spent his early life years, and never faraway from Froland the place the mathematician died. In 1988 Stubhaug was once inspired via the publishing residence Aschehoug to move ahead together with his plans. The study and writing took him 8 years and led to the seriously acclaimed biography Et foranskutt lyn (the English model, known as Too quickly by way of Flames Afar: Niels Henrik Abel and His occasions, used to be released in 2000). The reaction of the Norwegian day-by-day newspapers was once with regards to panegyrical and wrote of a “biographical masterpiece” and a “first category cultural biography”. three The Notices of the yankee Mathematical Society a number of years later, while the ebook have been translated into English, wrote of “a nice contribution to our wisdom of Abel and his time”. four The learn and the optimistic reception of the booklet introduced Stubhaug in shut touch with the Norwegian mathematical group mostly, really with mathematicians on the collage of Oslo. almost immediately after the discharge of the Abel biography, the mathematicians in Oslo inspired him to put in writing a biography a couple of additional nice 19th century Norwegian mathematician, Sophus Lie (1842–1899).

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