The Abel Prize 2008-2012

The Abel Prize 2008-2012


Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the life and work of recent winners of the Abel Prize:

John G. Thompson and Jacques Tits, 2008
Mikhail Gromov, 2009
John T. Tate Jr., 2010
John W. Milnor, 2011
Endre Szemerdi, 2012.

The profiles feature autobiographical information as well as a description of each mathematician`s work. In addition, each profile contains a complete bibliography, a curriculum vitae, as well as photos old and new. As an added feature, interviews with the Laureates are presented on an accompanying web site (

The book also presents a history of the Abel Prize written by the historian Kim Helsvig, and includes a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, which is transcribed, translated into English, and placed into historical perspective by Christian Skau.

This book follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, The First Five Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the work of the first Abel Prize winners.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages I-XVII
The Abel PrizeThe Missing Nobel in Mathematics?....Pages 1-27
Front Matter....Pages 29-29
Some Reflections....Pages 31-33
A Biography of Jacques Tits....Pages 35-53
The Work of John Griggs Thompson: A Survey....Pages 55-86
A Report on the Scientific Contributions of Jacques Tits....Pages 87-100
List of Publications for John Griggs Thompson....Pages 101-107
List of Publications for Jacques Tits....Pages 109-121
Curriculum Vitae for John Griggs Thompson....Pages 123-123
Curriculum Vitae for Jacques Tits....Pages 125-126
Front Matter....Pages 127-127
A Few Recollections....Pages 129-137
A Few Snapshots from the Work of Mikhail Gromov....Pages 139-234
List of Publications for Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov....Pages 235-243
Curriculum Vitae for Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov....Pages 245-246
Front Matter....Pages 247-247
Autobiography....Pages 249-257
The Work of John Tate....Pages 259-340
List of Publications for John Torrence Tate....Pages 341-347
Curriculum Vitae for John Torrence Tate Jr.....Pages 349-349
Front Matter....Pages 351-351
Autobiography....Pages 353-360
Milnors Work in Algebra and Its Ramifications....Pages 361-374
John Milnors Work in Dynamics....Pages 375-391
Front Matter....Pages 351-351
John W. Milnors Work on the Classification of Differentiable Manifolds....Pages 393-433
List of Publications for John Willard Milnor....Pages 435-445
Curriculum Vitae for John Willard Milnor....Pages 447-448
Front Matter....Pages 449-449
Autobiography....Pages 451-457
The Mathematics of Endre Szemerdi....Pages 459-493
List of Publications for Endre Szemerdi....Pages 495-506
Curriculum Vitae for Endre Szemerdi....Pages 507-508
Front Matter....Pages 509-515
Abel and the Theory of Algebraic Equations....Pages 517-551
Back Matter....Pages 553-571


  • Author: Kim G. Helsvig (auth.), Helge Holden, Ragni Piene (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN-13: 9783642394485, 9783642394492
  • Pages: 561
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 8.4M
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