Abel prize is one of the most prestigious awards given for outstanding contribution in mathematics, often considered as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Niels Henrik Abel Memorial fund, established on 1 January 2002, awards the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 1010000 USD) and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.

Following mathematicians have received this award since then:


Abel Prize, 2003

Jean Pierre Serre

Jean Pierre Serre

for playing a key role in shaping the modern form of many parts of mathematics, including topology, algebraic geometry and number theory

Abel Prize, 2004

Sir Michael Atiyah & Isadore Singer

Michael Atiyah & Isadore Singer

for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics

Abel Prize, 2005

Peter D. Lax

Peter D. Lax

or his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions

Abel Prize, 2006

Lennart Carleson


for his profound and seminal contributions to harmonic analysis and the theory of smooth dynamical systems

Abel Prize, 2007

Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan

Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan

for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviation

Abel Prize, 2008

John Griggs Thompson & Jacques Tits

John Griggs Thompson & Jaques Tits

for their profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory

Abel Prize, 2009

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov

for his revolutionary contributions to geometry

Abel Prize, 2010

John Torrence Tate

John Torrence Tate

for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers

Abel Prize, 2011

John Milnor John Milnor

for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry, and algebra

Abel Prize, 2012

Endre Szemerédi

Endre Szemerédi

for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory

Abel Prize, 2013

Pierre Deligne

Pierre Deligne

for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for his transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields

Abel Prize, 2014

Yakov Sinoi Photo
Yakov Sinoi

for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics.

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