# Laureates

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to

### Sir Andrew J. Wiles

**"for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory."**

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians

### John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg

Princeton University and Courant Institute, New York University

**“****for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis****”**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to

### Yakov G. Sinai

Princeton University, USA, and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

**“for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics”**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2013 to

### Pierre Deligne

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

**"for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields"**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2012 to

### Endre Szemerédi

Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, and Department of Computer Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

**"for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory."**

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 Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2010 to

### John Torrence Tate

Universitetet i Texas i Austin, USA**"for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers."**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2009 to

### Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France

**"for his revolutionary contributions to geometry."**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2008 to

### John Griggs Thompson

Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida, and

### Jacques Tits

Professor Emeritus, Collège de France

**"for their profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory"**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2007 to

### Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York

**for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations.**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2006 to

### Lennart Carleson

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

**"for his profound and seminal contributions to harmonic analysis and the theory of smooth dynamical systems."**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2005 to

### Peter D. Lax

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

**"for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions."**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2004 to

### Sir Michael Francis Atiyah

University of Edinburgh, and

### Isadore M. Singer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

**"for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics."**

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2003 to:

### Jean-Pierre Serre

Collège de France, Paris, France,

**"for playing a key role in shaping the modern form of many parts of mathematics, including topology, algebraic geometry and number theory".**