Niels Henrik Abel’s Prize in Mathematics

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

Niels Henrik Abel’s Prize in Mathematics (the Abel Prize) recognizes pioneering scientific achievements in mathematics. The prize shall also help boost the status of the field of mathematics in society and stimulate children and youth to become interested in mathematics.

The Abel Prize is administered by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research, and has been awarded since 2004. The prize amount is 6 million NOK.

Abel Prize laureates

2017 Yves Meyer
2016 Sir Andrew J. Wiles
2015 John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg
2014 Yakov G. Sinai
2013 Pierre Deligne
2012 Endre Szemerédi
2011 John Willard Milnor
2010 John Torrence Tate
2009 Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov
2008 John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits
2007 Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan
2006 Lennart Carleson
2005 Peter D. Lax
2004 Sir Michael Francis Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer
2003 Jean-Pierre Serre

Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829) was a Norwegian mathematician. In spite of his short life, he made significant contributions within a variety of mathematical topics.