From Time Magazine:
“In a year marked by division, women everywhere pushed the world forward—and many made history, shattering long-standing glass ceilings to become ‘firsts’ in their fields.
... American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to win the prestigious Abel Prize, one of the top awards in the field of mathematics, on March 19. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters recognized Uhlenbeck ... ‘for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.’”
On the occasion of Uhlenbeck's Abel Prize win, the Institute hosted a reception in her honor, during which she shared insights on becoming this particular “first.” Watch her remarks here.
Karen Uhlenbeck is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor in the IAS School of Mathematics.
Read more at Time Magazine.