Belgian wins Norway's $1 million Abel math prize

Mar 20, 2013
Undated handout picture made available by the The Norwegian Academy of Science on Wednesday March 20, 2013 of Pierre Deligne winner of the 2013 Abel Prize. Belgian-born Pierre Deligne won this year's $1 million Abel Prize mathematics prize for his contributions to algebraic geometry and their "transformative impact on number theory, representation theory and related fields." The Norwegian mathematics award committee says the 68-year-old professor of mathematics has excelled in finding connections between various fields of mathematics, leading to several important discoveries. (AP Photo/Photo/Cliff Moore, The Norwegian Academy of Science / NTB scanpix)

Belgian-born Pierre Deligne has won this year's $1-million Abel Prize in mathematics for his contributions to algebraic geometry and their "transformative impact on number theory, representation theory and related fields."

The Norwegian mathematics award committee says the 68-year-old professor of mathematics has excelled in finding connections between various fields of mathematics, leading to several important discoveries.

Deligne is professor emeritus at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He arrived in Princeton from the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette near Paris, where he was appointed its youngest ever permanent member in 1970.

Deligne, who has several named after him, has written some 100 papers on mathematics. He is an honorary member of the Moscow Mathematical Society and the London Mathematical Society.

Explore further: Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

More information: www.abelprize.no/

4.4 /5 (12 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Hungarian wins top mathematics prize

Mar 21, 2012

Hungarian Endre Szemeredi has won the Abel prize, considered to be the "Nobel" for mathematics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on Wednesday.

French-Russian mathematician Gromov wins Abel prize

Mar 26, 2009

French-Russian mathematician Mikhail Gromov on Thursday won one of the world's top mathematics award, Norway's Abel Prize, for "his revolutionary contributions to geometry," the prize committee said.

Math man Atle Selberg dead at 90

Aug 28, 2007

Atle Selberg, a prolific mathematical researcher with multiple terms that bear his name, has died in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 90.

Math man Atle Selberg dead at 90

Aug 22, 2007

Atle Selberg, a prolific mathematical researcher with multiple terms that bear his name, has died in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 90.

Recommended for you

US state reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

13 hours ago

North Dakota reached a $3 million deal to keep a rare fossil of a duckbilled dinosaur on display at the state's heritage center, where it will serve as a cornerstone for the facility's $51 million expansion, officials said ...

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

15 hours ago

Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because ...

Kung fu stegosaur

16 hours ago

Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who have uncovered new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The ...

User comments : 0