Dennis Parnell Sullivan, past Visitor (1967–70, 1975) in the School of Mathematics, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Abel Prize. He is cited by the Abel Committee “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.”
Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) was named a
recipient of the 2021 Abel Prize, which he shares jointly with
Lovász—a former IAS visiting professor—of Eötvös Loránd
University. They are cited by the Abel Committee “for...
The 2020 Abel Prize is jointly awarded to Gregory Margulis, former Member
(1991, 2006) in the School of Mathematics, and Hillel Furstenberg.
Margulis, of Yale University, and Furstenberg, of Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, are cited by the Abel...
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters made a short film about
Karen Uhlenbeck, Visiting
Professor in the School of Mathematics, in conjunction with the
2019 Abel Prize she received “for her pioneering achievements in
"When I started out as a student, it was clear that the way to
become a mathematician was not to hang around with other women. So
I made my way through my career and, at some point, I achieved a
certain amount of fame and I looked around and talked...
"When I’m working on a problem I usually sit down and think
through what I know, and make notes and try out a few estimates, do
some inequalities. Maybe I go look up a reference. And then I
probably get stuck and go on to think about something else...
On May 22, Robert P.
Langlands, Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics,
received The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2018 Abel
Prize, which was presented at the University Aula in Oslo. The Abel
Committee cited Langlands "for his...
On the occasion of the 2018 Abel Prize ceremony, which honored
this year's laureate Professor Emeritus Robert Langlands, Nils Baas, former Member in the Schools
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, writes in the Norwegian