The History of the Abel Prize
On the bicentennial of Niels Henrik Abel’s birth in 2002, the Norwegian Government decided to establish a memorial fund of NOK 200 million. The chief purpose of the fund was to lay the financial groundwork for an annual international prize of NOK 6 million to one or more mathematicians for outstanding scientific work. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2003.
Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)00-02 00A15 01A70
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