# The Abel Prize is increased by 1.5 million NOK

The board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to increase the prize amount for the Abel Prize from 6 to 7.5 million NOK.

The head of the Abel Board, John Grue, is pleased with the increase and believes this will strengthen the status of the Abel Prize:

- The Abel Prize has in a short time been internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious science awards in mathematics. This is due to a number of reasons, including a high cash award. The prize amount has not been adjusted since the Abel Prize was established in 2002. This measure will help strengthen the position and reputation of the Abel Prize internationally, says Grue.

The prize amount has been increased by, among other things, redistributing resources between administrative work and the prize amount.

**Facts about the Abel Prize:**

• The Abel Prize recognizes cutting-edge scientific achievements in mathematics. It is awarded annually by His Majesty King Harald V, and is managed by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research.

• The prize amount is now 7.5 million NOK. The award winner is selected on the basis of a recommendation from the Abel Committee, composed by five internationally renowned mathematicians.

• The Abel Prize was established in 2002 on the 200th anniversary of Nils Henrik Abel's birthday, and it has been awarded to 20 award winners.

• Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829) was a Norwegian mathematician. In his short life, he made important contributions that are effective in today's mathematics.

• Press contact: Daniel Schmidt, DNVA, (+47) 988 83 888, daniel.schmidt@dnva.no. For more info, see www.abelprize.no

### Abel Prize celebrations in Oslo

#### Karen Uhlenbeck received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald V

His Majesty King Harald V presented the 2019 Abel Prize to Karen Uhlenbeck at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo on the 21st of May. Uhlenbeck is "Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin" and "Visitor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study".

(17.05.2019) More### Abel lectures at the University of Oslo

#### The lectures will be streamed

Karen Uhlenbeck gave her Abel Prize lecture on the 22nd of May at the University of Oslo. Chuu-LianTerng and Robert Bryant gave lectures related to Uhlenbeck's work. The popular science lecture was given by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker.

(14.05.2019) More### 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 21^{st} of May.

### 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

(19.03.2019) More### 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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