Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NYU Mathematician Mikhail Gromov Named Winner of Abel Prize

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Third NYU Winner of “Nobel Prize” of Mathematics In Five Years

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, a professor at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences since 1996, was today awarded the Abel Prize in Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for “his revolutionary contributions to geometry.” In its announcement, the Academy described Gromov as “one of the leading mathematicians of our time” whose work “will continue to be a source of inspiration for many future mathematical discoveries.” He is expected to receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway, in Oslo on May 19. The honor is accompanied by a prize of NOK 6,000,000 or approximately $950,000.

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