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Norway Abel Prize to Belgian mathematician. Pierre Deligne has been awarded this year’s prestigious Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The 68-year-old Belgian mathematician, at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, USA, was given the prize “for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields.” Kirsti Strøm Bull, president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, announced the 2013 winner of the Abel Prize – more commonly-known as the Nobel Prize for Mathematics – at the Oslo-based Academy, Wednesday.

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Norway Abel Prize to Belgian mathematician

Published on Wednesday, 20th March, 2013 at 16:02 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .

Pierre Deligne has been awarded this year’s prestigious Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.

Pierre Deligne
Pierre Deligne
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The 68-year-old Belgian mathematician, at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, USA, was given the prize “for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields.”

Kirsti Strøm Bull, president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, announced the 2013 winner of the Abel Prize – more commonly-known as the Nobel Prize for Mathematics – at the Oslo-based Academy, Wednesday.

Algebraic geometry is where geometric methods are used to study solutions of polynomial equations and, conversely, algebraic techniques are applied to analyse geometric objects.

Geometric objects such as lines, circles and spheres can be described by simple algebraic equations. The resulting fundamental connection between geometry and algebra led to its development.

One of Pierre Deligne’s most famous contributions to the field of mathematics was his proof of the André Weil conjectures in 1973.

Weil conjectures are highly-influential proposals on the generating functions derived from counting the number of points on algebraic varieties over finite fields.

The Belgian Abel Prize-winner he has made major contributions to several domains of mathematics, but is best known for his work in algebraic geometry and number theory.

“[Pierre] Deligne’s powerful concepts ideas, results and methods continue to influence the development of algebraic geometry, as well as mathematics as a whole,” the Abel Committee states.

HRH King Harald V of Norway will give out the prize at an award ceremony in Oslo on 21st May. It is valued at NOK 6 million (about EUR 795k at today’s ROE).



Published on Wednesday, 20th March, 2013 at 16:02 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .

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