The Abel Prize: 20032007 The First Five Years

The Abel Prize: 20032007 The First Five Years


The book presents the winners of the first five Abel Prizes in mathematics: 2003 Jean-Pierre Serre; 2004 Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer; 2005 Peter D. Lax; 2006 Lennart Carleson; and 2007 S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan.
Each laureate provides an autobiography or an interview, a curriculum vitae, and a complete bibliography. This is complemented by a scholarly description of their work written by leading experts in the field and by a brief history of the Abel Prize.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xi
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
The History of the Abel Prize....Pages 3-8
2002an Honorary Abel Prize to Atle Selberg....Pages 9-11
Front Matter....Pages 13-13
Jean-Pierre Serre: Mon premier demi-sicle au Collge de France....Pages 15-33
Jean-Pierre Serre: An Overview of His Work....Pages 35-82
List of Publications for Jean-Pierre Serre....Pages 83-98
Front Matter....Pages 99-99
Autobiography....Pages 101-109
Autobiography....Pages 111-116
The AtiyahSinger Index Theorem....Pages 117-152
List of Publications for Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer....Pages 153-180
Front Matter....Pages 181-181
Autobiography....Pages 183-189
A Survey of Peter D. Laxs Contributions to Mathematics....Pages 191-216
List of Publications for Peter D. Lax....Pages 217-232
Front Matter....Pages 233-233
Reflections on My Life as a Mathematician....Pages 235-241
Carleson for Beginners....Pages 243-270
List of Publications for Lennart Carleson....Pages 271-278
Front Matter....Pages 279-279
Autobiography....Pages 281-288
A Personal Perspective on Raghu Varadhans Role in the Development of Stochastic Analysis....Pages 289-314
List of Publications for S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan....Pages 315-324
Back Matter....Pages 325-329


  • Author: Arild Stubhaug (auth.), Helge Holden, Ragni Piene (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN-10: 3642013724
  • ISBN-13: 9783642013720
  • Pages: 245
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 3.3M
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