When the Abel Prize was established in 2002 it was decided to award an honorary prize to the renowned Norwegian mathematician Atle Selberg in recognition of his status as one of the world’s leading mathematicians. His contributions to mathematics are so deep and original that his name will always be an important part of the history of mathematics. His special field in mathematics was number theory in a broad sense.
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Baas, N.A. (2010). 2002—an Honorary Abel Prize to Atle Selberg. In: Holden, H., Piene, R. (eds) The Abel Prize. The Abel Prize. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01373-7_2
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