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 Szemerédi, 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 (http://extras.springer.com/).
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.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; January 2014
- ISBN: 9783642394492
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: The Abel Prize 2008-2012
Series: The Abel Prize
- Author: Helge Holden (ed.); Ragni Piene (ed.)
In The Press
“An ‘invaluable contribution to the history of twentieth-century mathematics’. This book is as well; it is filled with interesting articles and photographs. … in one volume, we have autobiographies, expository essays, photos, and detailed bibliographies. This book is a treasure trove of interesting history and first-rate mathematics.” (Mark Hunacek, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 100 (547), 2016)
“This book contains accounts of the work of the prize winners … from the period. … The essays are excellently done. … There are many photographs and a lot of good mathematics. … With the addition of high quality mathematical exposition concerning the work of some of the most important mathematical figures of the past half-century, the book becomes irresistible, a delightful addition to my library.” (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, March, 2014)