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  The Abel Prize
The first was to arrange a broad cultural commemoration, the second to raise a worthy monument in memory of the genius and the third, to establish an international Abel Prize.
The Abel festivities in September 1902 were held with pomp and circumstance, and students, townspeople, scientists, artists, the Storting, the Government and the royal family attended.
Abel's international position and his life and work were also at the heart of the efforts leading up to the bicentenary of Abel's birth.
www.abelprisen.no /en/abelprisen/historie.html   (774 words)

  
  Niels Henrik Abel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abel's first notable work was a proof of the impossibility of solving the quintic equation by radicals (see Abel-Ruffini theorem.) This investigation was first published in 1824 in abstruse and difficult form, and afterwards (1826) more elaborately in the first volume of Crelle's Journal.
In 1826 Abel moved to Paris, and during a ten month stay he met the leading mathematicians of France; but he was poorly appreciated, as his work was scarcely known, and his modesty restrained him from proclaiming his researchings.
In 2002, the Abel Prize was established in his honour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Niels_Henrik_Abel   (597 words)

  
 Abel Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Abel Prize is awarded annually by the King of Norway to outstanding mathematicians.
In 2001 the government of Norway announced that the bicentennial of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel's birth (which was 1802) would mark the commencement of a new prize for mathematicians, named after Abel.
King Oscar II was willing to finance a mathematics prize in Abel's name, and the mathematicians Ludwig Sylow and Carl Størmer drew up statutes and rules for the proposed prize.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abel_Prize   (370 words)

  
 Abel Prize
The reason for this prize is that the Nobel Prize excludes mathematics.
Norway gave the prize an initial funding of NOK 200,000,000 in 2001.
Abel Prize - Announcement by the Norwegian government of the foundation of the Abel Prize in mathematics.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Abel_Prize.html   (335 words)

  
 Abel Prize - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Abel Prize is awarded annually by the King of Norway to outstanding mathematicians (who need not be Norwegians).
In 2001 the government of Norway announced that the bicentennial of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel's birth (the year 2002) would mark the commencement of a new prize for mathematicians, named after Abel.
Every year from 2003 onwards a board consisting of five mathematicians at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will declare the winner of the Abel Prize; the amount of money that comes with the prize is similar to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded in Sweden and Norway.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Abel_Prize   (268 words)

  
 Norway establishes fund forf international prize in mathematics, to commemorate Niels Henrik Abel - regjeringen.no
Stoltenberg announced the establishing of the Abel Prize in a lecture at the University of Oslo.
The establishment of the Abel Prize is hoped to have several positive effects: increased interest among young people to study science, strengthening of the country’s research in the field of mathematics, increased awareness of Norway as a country of knowledge and learning, as well as positive international awareness, the Prime Minister said.
A prize to commemorate Niels Henrik Abel is intended to underline the importance of mathematics and science.
odin.dep.no /smk/engelsk/aktuelt/pressem/001001-990157/index-dok000-b-n-a.html   (458 words)

  
 The Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Abel died at 26, of tuberculosis, one of the most tragic early deaths in the history of mathematics.
AbelÕs theorem, describing when two sets of points on a Riemann surface are respectively the zeroes and poles of a meromorphic function, in terms of integrals, is one of the basic results of algebraic geometry.
The guidelines to the Prize state that "The Prize shall contribute towards raising the status of mathematics in society and stimulating the interest of children and young people in mathematics".
www.math.uio.no /div/abel/norsk/jeltsch.html   (852 words)

  
 The Abel Prize
Abel, in his very short life made great contributions to Mathematics and I feel honored to be recognized by an Institution founded in his memory.
The Abel Prize Laureate Srinivasa Varadhan gave his Abel Lecture at the University of Oslo on May 23.
If you wish to be present at the Award Ceremony in the University Aula on the 23th of May or participate in the Abel Lectures at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, please send an e-mail to abelprisen@dnva.no to receive an invitation card.
www.abelprisen.no /en   (914 words)

  
 Abel Prize Awarded: The Mathematicians' Nobel
The prize is being given for the work that led to the names Atiyah and Singer being forever linked in the field of mathematics: the "Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem", which they formulated and proved in a series of papers they published in the early 1960s.
The Abel Prize is awarded annually, and is intended to present the field of mathematics with a prize at the highest level.
The Nobel Prize in Economics (as it is popularly, but incorrectly, called) achieved that status after it was introduced in 1968, but in that case the Bank of Sweden, which created the award, attached the magic name Nobel to it.
www.maa.org /devlin/devlin_04_04.html   (2043 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Abel Prize
Every year from 2003 onwards The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will declare the winner of the Abel Prize after selection by a committee of five international mathematicians; the amount of money that comes with the prize is similar to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded in Sweden and Norway.
The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to up to four mathematicians (not over forty years of age) at each International Congress of International Mathematical Union, since 1936 and regularly since 1948 at the initiative of the Canadian mathematican John Charles Fields.
The Nevanlinna Prize is a prize for major contributions to mathematical aspects of computer science.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Abel-Prize   (1017 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Science / Atiyah, Singer accept Norway's Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The two men were selected to share the $869,565 prize for their index theorem which combines topology, geometry and analysis, and their role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics.
Norway's King Harald V presented the prize at a ceremony at the University of Oslo's auditorium.
The prize was also marked by the winners having an audience with the king and Queen Sonja at the Oslo Royal Palace, and a government-sponsored banquet.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2004/05/25/atiyah_singer_accept_norways_abel_prize   (343 words)

  
 Award of the Abel Prize 2005 (Norja - virallinen sivusto)
The winner of the Abel Prize 2005, Peter D. Lax, was presented with the prize by Crown Prince Regent Haakon in Oslo on 24 May. The prize is often referred to as the “Noble Prize” for mathematics.
Mr Lax was awarded the prize for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions.
The prize is intended to stimulate children’s and young people’s interest in mathematics and to raise the status of mathematics in society.
www.norja.fi /education/research/abelprize.htm   (288 words)

  
 Abel Prize
The Abel Prize, effectively the Nobel for Mathematics, places him, quite rightly, at the top of his field on the international stage.
The Abel Prize was established by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2002 as an international prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.
The Prize aims to raise the status of Mathematics in society and stimulate children and young people’s interest.
www.ed.ac.uk /news/abelprize.html   (350 words)

  
 News: Sir Michael Atiyah awarded Abel Prize
The 2004 Abel Prize has been awarded to Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, and his long-time collaborator Isadore Singer, for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, achieved while Atiyah was at Oxford.
The Abel Prize was established in 2002 by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding scientific work in the field of Mathematics, giving mathematics for the first time an international prize of the same scale and importance as the Nobel Prize.
The Abel Prize was established in 2001 by the government of Norway, marking the bicentenary of the birth of the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.
www.admin.ox.ac.uk /po/news/2003-04/apr/13.shtml   (628 words)

  
 Abel awarded prize for press freedom: 2/98
Elie Abel, former chair and professor emeritus of the communication department, was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom of the Inter-American Press Association for his past efforts to fight proposed United Nations regulation of journalists.
Abel was the chief U.S. delegate to the communications policy group of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the early 1980s when the leaders of many Third World countries, frustrated by Western media dominance of news, proposed licensing journalists and other measures they felt would ensure more favorable coverage.
The Miami-based association that gave Abel the award at its annual convention in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an organization of journalists from Latin America and the United States focused on press freedom and related issues in Latin America.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/1998/february25/abel.html   (180 words)

  
 The Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The establishment of the Abel prize is a way of saying that we are deeply indebted to the work of Niels Henrik Abel.
The Abel Prize will be awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on an annual basis, starting from the year 2003.
The Academy will appoint an Abel Board which will be responsible for organizing events in conjunction with the presentation of the prize and for achieving the other objects of the prize.
www.math.uio.no /abel/norsk/foss.html   (1066 words)

  
 The Abel Prize
Since the Abel Prize is comparable with the Nobel Prizes and will be awarded annually, it will enhance the visibility of Mathematics and heighten the esteem in which Mathematics is held.
Abel's theorem, describing when two sets of points on a Riemann surface are respectively the zeroes and poles of a meromorphic function, in terms of integrals, is one of the basic results of algebraic geometry.
The guidelines to the Prize state that 'The Prize shall contribute towards raising the status of mathematics in society and stimulating the interest of children and young people in mathematics'.
www.emis.de /abel.html   (918 words)

  
 International Mathematical Union (IMU) - Prizes
IMU Prizes are awarded every four years at the Opening Ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).
The Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize is awarded for outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics.
The Prize will be awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country less than 45 years of age at the time of the award, who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country.
www.mathunion.org /medals   (226 words)

  
 Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 2001 the government of Norway announced that the bicentennial of Norwegian Niels Henrik Abel 's birth (the year 2002) would mark the commencement of a prize for mathematicians named after Abel.
Norway gave the prize an initial of NOK 200 000 000 in 2001.
In April 2003 the first candidate to the prize was announced and the following the prize was awarded for the first In March 2004 the winners of the annual prize were announced; this time two shared the prize.
www.freeglossary.com /The_Abel_Prize   (716 words)

  
 Abel Prize 2005 to Peter D. Lax (Norway - the official site in the United States)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The prize is given to persons with outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.
With this prize the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters wish to inspire and stimulate interest in mathematics among children and young adults.
The Abel Prize is in many ways the Nobel Prize of mathematics and includes a check for 6 million, NOK roughly $ 960000.
www.norway.org /News/abelprislax.htm   (353 words)

  
 Interview with Jean-Pierre Serre during the Abel Prize Celebrations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The algebraic equations that Abel and Galois studied coming from the transformation theory of elliptic functions turned out to be very important much later for the arithmetic theory of elliptic curves.
Abel writes in the introduction of one of his papers that one should strive to give a problem a form such that it is always possible to solve it.
One good aspect of the Abel festivities is the Norwegian Abel competitions, for high school students.
www.math.aau.dk /~raussen/MATILDE/abelfest/InterviewJPS.htm   (2923 words)

  
 Mathenomicon.net : News : Norway launches Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The prize, which is intended to have a stature similar to the Nobel prizes in other fields, is named after the famous Norwegian mathematician Nils Henrik Abel (1802-1829).
The idea of an Abel Prize is not new: it was first proposed in 1902 - the centenary of Abel's birth - by King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway.
It is unknown whether the prize will be considered superior to the Fields Medal, which is currently the highest prize in mathematics.
www.cenius.net /news/news.php?ArticleID=5   (251 words)

  
 The Abel Prize
The Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund was established on 1 January 2002, to award the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.
The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 750,000 Euro) and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.
The prize will be awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which has appointed an Abel Committee consisting of five mathematicians to review the nominated candidates and submit a recommendation for a worthy Abel laureate.
abel2.ravn.no /en/abelprisen   (96 words)

  
 Mathematics News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Abel Prize was instituted in 2002 by the Norwegian Government in honor of the memory of the distinguished Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel to enhance the visibility of mathematics.
Like the Nobel Prize, the Abel Prize comes with a substantial monetary award---in the case of the Abel Prize the prize amount is 760,000 Euros.
The first Abel Prize was awarded in 2003 to Jean-Pierre Serre, for his work in topology, algebraic geometry and number theory.
www.math.ucsb.edu /department/news.php   (410 words)

  
 Abel Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to Sir Michael Atiyah, the winner of the Abel Prize, mathematics’ equivalent to the Nobel Prize, the lack of properly qualified teachers, and the...
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The Abel Prize is awarded annually to outstanding mathematicians.
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