Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the life and work of recent winners of the Abel Prize:
* John G. Thompson and Jacques Tits, 2008
* Mikhail Gromov, 2009
* John T. Tate Jr., 2010
* John W. Milnor, 2011
* Endre Szemeredi, 2012.
The profiles feature autobiographical information as well as a description of each mathematician's work. In addition, each profile contains a complete bibliography, a curriculum vitae, as well as photos - old and new. As an added feature, interviews with the Laureates are presented on an accompanying web site (http://extras.springer.com/).
The book also presents a history of the Abel Prize written by the historian Kim Helsvig, and includes a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, which is transcribed, translated into English, and placed into historical perspective by Christian Skau.
This book follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, The First Five Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the work of the first Abel Prize winners.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 571
Weight: 1202 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"An `invaluable contribution to the history of twentieth-century mathematics'. This book is as well; it is filled with interesting articles and photographs. ... in one volume, we have autobiographies, expository essays, photos, and detailed bibliographies. This book is a treasure trove of interesting history and first-rate mathematics." (Mark Hunacek, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 100 (547), 2016)"This book contains accounts of the work of the prize winners ... from the period. ... The essays are excellently done. ... There are many photographs and a lot of good mathematics. ... With the addition of high quality mathematical exposition concerning the work of some of the most important mathematical figures of the past half-century, the book becomes irresistible, a delightful addition to my library." (Fernando Q. Gouvea, MAA Reviews, March, 2014)
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