The Abel Prize is one of the prestigious mathematics awards in the world. It is awarded annually to one or more outstanding mathematicians for their exceptional contributions to the field. In this article, we’ll discuss the Abel Prize 2023, including its history, significance, and winner.
What is the Abel Prize?
The Abel Prize is an international award presented annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to mathematicians who have made exceptional contributions to the field. The prize is named after the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel and was first awarded in 2003.
History of the Abel Prize
The Abel Prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2002 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Niels Henrik Abel. The first Abel Prize was awarded in 2003 to Jean-Pierre Serre of France and Sir Michael Atiyah of the UK.
Since then, the Abel Prize has been awarded annually to mathematicians from all over the world. Notable past winners include Peter Lax, John Tate, and Karen Uhlenbeck.
Abel Prize 2023:Winner
Luis Caffarelli, 74, has won the 2023 Abel Prize “for his seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge-Ampère equation”. The prize includes a monetary award of 7.5 million kroner (roughly $ 720,000) and a glass plaque designed by Norwegian artist Henrik Haugan. It is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
How are Abel Prize winners selected?
The Abel Prize is awarded based on the recommendations of the Abel Committee, which consists of five to seven international mathematicians appointed by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
The committee invites nominations from mathematicians around the world, and the nominees are then evaluated based on the significance and impact of their contributions to mathematics. The committee then submits a recommendation to the board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which makes the final decision.
The Abel Symposium
The Abel Symposium is an annual international conference that is held in conjunction with the Abel Prize ceremony. The symposium brings together mathematicians from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in mathematics and to celebrate the achievements of the Abel Prize laureate.
The Abel Symposium also provides an opportunity for young mathematicians to present their work and to interact with leading mathematicians in their field.