[Todos CMAT] John Milnor premiado Abel 2010

Roberto Markarian roma en fing.edu.uy
Mie Mar 23 12:11:40 UYT 2011

> John Willard Milnor, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook
> University, is awarded the 2011 Abel Prize "for pioneering discoveries in
> topology, geometry and algebra." The Abel Prize, awarded annually since 
> 2003
> by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, recognizes contributions 
> of
> extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences, and 
> carries
> a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (approximately US$1 million).
>>From the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters news release:
> 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 displays features of great research: profound insights, 
> vivid
> imagination, striking surprises and supreme beauty. In the course of 60
> years, Milnor has made a deep mark on modern mathematics. Numerous
> mathematical concepts, results and conjectures are named after him,
> including Milnor exotic spheres, Milnor fibration, and Milnor number. Yet
> the significance of Milnor's work goes far beyond his own spectacular
> results. He has also written tremendously influential books, which are
> widely considered to be models of fine mathematical writing.
> Milnor has received many awards and honors. He received the Fields Medal 
> in
> 1962 for his work in differential topology. In January he was awarded the
> 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the AMS. Milnor
> previously won two other Steele Prizes: for Mathematical Exposition (2004)
> and for Seminal Contribution to Research (1982). In 1989 he received the
> Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Milnor received the National Medal of Science 
> in
> 1967, and was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in
> 1963. Since 1994, he has been a foreign member of the Russian Academy of
> Sciences, and in 2004 he became a member of the European Academy of
> Sciences, Arts and Letters. Milnor will receive the Abel Prize from King
> Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo on May 24.
> For more information about Milnor and the Abel Prize, visit the Abel Prize
> website at
> http://www.abelprisen.no/en/ .

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