Editors:
Presenting the winners of the Abel Prize, which is one of the premier international prizes in mathematics
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: The Abel Prize (AP)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

Front Matter

The History of the Abel Prize and the Honorary Abel Prize

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2003 JeanPierre Serre

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2004 Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer

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2005 Peter D. Lax

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2006 Lennart Carleson

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About this book
Each laureate provides an autobiography or an interview, a curriculum vitae, and a complete bibliography. This is complemented by a scholarly description of their work written by leading experts in the field and by a brief history of the Abel Prize. Interviews with the laureates can be found at http://extras.springer.com .
Reviews
From the reviews:
“The volume under review presents the winners of the first five prizes, together with a brief history of the prize and a very short biographical sketch of Selberg, the first, honorary, laureate. There is a short autobiographical piece by each laureate, followed by a more extensive review of their work. … an overview suitable for a general mathematical audience.” (Anton Cox, The London Mathematical Society, Issue 392, May, 2010)
“The book presents the Abel Prize and the laureates of this prize in the first five years. The book is intended as the first volume of a series, each volume covering five years. … The article is written in such a way as to explain the importance of the results at the level ‘of a wellinformed and able first year mathematics student’ … . Interesting photographs are included. The articles presenting the results of the recipients of the prizes are written perfectly.” (Krzysztof Ciesielski, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 i)
“This superbly presented book begins with the history of the prize and is followed by a biographical sketch of Alte Selberg who was presented with an Honorary Abel Prize in Oslo in 2002. … Each part contains a bibliography and a curriculum vitae. The text is adorned throughout with many photographs. … This text is an invaluable contribution to the history of twentiethcentury mathematics. Save your pennies and buy it.” (Graham Hoare, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 95 (533), July, 2011)
“Created in 2002 and first awarded in 2003, the Abel Prize comes the closest to being a ‘Nobel Prize in mathematics.’ … For each winner, the book includes an autobiographical text, curriculum vitae and bibliography, photographs, and an extensive account of the mathematical work. … This is a very wellmade book.” (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, The Mathematical Association of America, May, 2011)
Editors and Affiliations

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Helge Holden

Centre of Mathematics for Applications and Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Ragni Piene
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: The Abel Prize
Book Subtitle: 20032007 The First Five Years
Editors: Helge Holden, Ragni Piene
Series Title: The Abel Prize
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/9783642013737
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
Copyright Information: SpringerVerlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2010
Hardcover ISBN: 9783642013720Due: 02 December 2009
eBook ISBN: 9783642013737Published: 01 December 2009
Series ISSN: 2661829X
Series EISSN: 26618303
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 329