Ernesto Lupercio wins the Ramanujan Prize

Professor Ernesto Lupercio, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, has been named the winner of the 2009 Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize. This was announced in December 2009 by the International Centre of Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The award ceremony will take place in Trieste in the summer of 2010.
The prize is in recognition of "his outstanding contributions to algebraic topology, geometry and mathematical physics. He is an expert in the theory of orbifolds (spaces with singularities arising from finite symmetric groups). He has fundamental results on K-theory, gerbes, and Chas-Sullivan type string topology operations. The prize is also in acknowledgement of the enormous contribution that Professor Lupercio has made to mathematics in Mexico, through his energy, enthusiasm and collaborations with young researchers." The Prize is supported by the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, with the participation of the International Mathematical Union. Ramanujan Prize Selection Committee: Wilfrid Gangbo Ramadas Ramakrishnan (Chair) Srinivasa Varadhan Marcelo Viana Ragnar Winther

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Karen Uhlenbeck first woman to win the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2019 to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin, USA “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.”

His Majesty King Harald V will present the Abel Prize to the laureate at the award ceremony in Oslo on the 21st of May.

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Congratulations to Karen Uhlenbeck from University of Texas at Austin

"At the University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mathematics, we are delighted and tremendously proud of Karen Uhlenbeck, recipient of the 2019 Abel Prize" - Thomas Chen, Chair of the University of Texas at Austin Math Department

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Congratulations to Karen Uhlenbeck from AMS President

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Karen Uhlenbeck, recipient of the 2019 Abel Prize. Professor Uhlenbeck has made legendary advances in several fields of mathematics. Her early groundbreaking work on harmonic maps gave rise to a new field, geometric analysis. Her analysis via gauge theory of solutions of Yang-Mills equations, had and will continue to have a profound influence on all future work in this field. She transformed the fields of geometry and analysis, crossing boundaries and making deep discoveries at the interfaces."  AMS President Jill Pipher

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President of the Academy announces Abel Prize winner

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Hans Petter Graver (photo), will announce the winner of the 2019 Abel Prize at the Academy on March 19. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation. The chair of the Abel Committee, Hans Munthe-Kaas, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The popular science presentation of the prize winner's work will be given by Jim Al-Khalili - a British physicist, author and broadcaster. He will also talk to the prize winner to get his/her immediate response to the news of being awarded the Abel Prize.  

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Sir Michael Atiyah, Abel Prize laureate, dies at 89

Atiyah was the recipient together with Isadore Singer of the Abel Prize in 2004, and he also received the Fields Medal, the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Medal, among many other honors. He was the former President of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Atiyah was most recently an Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. Sir Michael, working at Cambridge University before he retired, made outstanding contributions to geometry and topology.

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