John Milnor Prix Abel 2011

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Le Prix Abel 2011 a été attribué à John Milnor, Stony Brook, NY, le 23 mars 2011.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2011 to John Milnor, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook University, New York “for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra”. The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Øyvind Østerud, announced the winner of this year’s Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 23 March.

John Milnor will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo on 24 May. The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to EUR 750,000 or USD 1 mill.)

John Milnor’s profound ideas and fundamental discoveries have largely shaped the mathematical landscape of the second half of the 20th century. All of Milnor’s work display features of great research : profound insights, vivid imagination, striking surprises and supreme beauty. He receives the 2011 Abel Prize “for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra,” to quote the Abel committee.

Pour regarder la vidéo de l’annonce faite à Oslo à 12 h le mercredi 23 mars 2011, cliquer sur la photo ci-dessous

 Voir la page du Prix Abel 2011 sur le site web du Prix Abel (Cliquer sur le lien, page consacrée à John Milnor)
 Voir la citation en français de l’Académie Norvégienne des Sciences et des Lettres

Voir aussi le site du Prix Abel

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