Belevsky award for the first time in history awarded to a woman

Абелевскую премию впервые в истории присудили женщине

Karen Uhlenbeck became the winner of Belevskoe prize in mathematics 2019

Math award was given to 76-year-old scientist Karen Uhlenbeck from the United States for the study of minimal surfaces.

For the first time in the history of the Abel prize in mathematics is awarded to a woman.

As reported on Tuesday, March 19, the Norwegian Academy of science and letters, awarded the medal of American scientist Karen Uhlenbeck for her work on the study of minimal surfaces.

“Karen Uhlenbeck gets Belevsky award for 2019 for his work in geometric analysis and gauge invariance that the key changed the mathematical landscape”, − said the head of the Committee Belevskoe Hans Munthe-Kaas.

He added that the theory of Uhlenbeck “revolutionary way” changed the understanding of minimal surfaces.

76-year-old Uhlenbeck Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She has developed methods now used “by all geometers and analysts”, says the message of the organizing Committee.

In addition, Ulanbek has consistently advocated equality in science and mathematics.

The Abel prize has been awarded since 2003. It honours the most outstanding research in mathematics − science, which is not marked by the Nobel prize.

Each winner Belevskoe prize receives six million euros (about 620 thousand euros). Award Ulenbek will be awarded the king of Norway Harald V at a ceremony held in Oslo on may 21.

We will remind, last year’s winner of Belevskoe prize was a canadian mathematician Robert Langlands.

Source: Russian service of DW

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