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 ?
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: The Abel Prize (AP)
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Table of contents (28 chapters)
2008 John G. Thompson and Jacques Tits
2010 John Torrence Tate
About this book
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.
- Abel Prize
- History of Contemporary Mathematics
“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)
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Book Title: The Abel Prize 2008-2012
Editors: Helge Holden, Ragni Piene
Series Title: The Abel Prize
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2014
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-39448-5Published: 03 February 2014
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-51253-1Published: 30 April 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-39449-2Published: 21 January 2014
Series ISSN: 2661-829X
Series E-ISSN: 2661-8303
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 571
Topics: History of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy