Abel Prize facts for kids
The Abel Prize /ˈɑːbəl/ (Norwegian: Abelprisen) is a Norwegian prize awarded every year by the Government of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. It is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829) and modelled after the Nobel Prizes, the award was established in 2001 by the Government of Norway and complements its sister prize in the humanities, the Holberg Prize.
It comes with a monetary award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (NOK) (around €650,000).
Winners
Year  Winner(s)  Image  Citizenship(s)  Work place(s)  Citation 

2003  JeanPierre Serre  France  Collège de France  "For playing a key role in shaping the modern form of many parts of mathematics, including topology, algebraic geometry and number theory."  
2004  Michael Atiyah  United Kingdom  University of Edinburgh  "For their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics."  
Isadore Singer  United States  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
2005  Peter Lax  Hungary / United States  Courant Institute  "For his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions."  
2006  Lennart Carleson  Sweden  Royal Institute of Technology  "For his profound and seminal contributions to harmonic analysis and the theory of smooth dynamical systems."  
2007  S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan  India / United States  Courant Institute  "For his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviation."  
2008  John G. Thompson  United States  University of Florida  "For their profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory."  
Jacques Tits  Belgium / France  Collège de France  
2009  Mikhail Gromov  Russia / France  Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and Courant Institute  "For his revolutionary contributions to geometry."  
2010  John Tate  United States  University of Texas at Austin  "For his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers."  
2011  John Milnor  United States  Stony Brook University  "For pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry, and algebra."  
2012  Endre Szemerédi  Hungary / United States  Alfréd Rényi Institute and Rutgers University 
"For his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory."  
2013  Pierre Deligne  Belgium  Institute for Advanced Study  "For seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields."  
2014  Yakov Sinai  Russia / United States  Princeton University and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics  "For his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics."  
2015  John Forbes Nash, Jr.  United States  Princeton University  "For striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis."  
Louis Nirenberg  Canada / United States  Courant Institute  
2016  Andrew Wiles  United Kingdom  University of Oxford  "For his stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory."  
2017  Yves Meyer  France  École normale supérieure ParisSaclay  "For his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets."  
2018  Robert Langlands  Canada / United States  Institute for Advanced Study  "For his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory."  
2019  Karen Uhlenbeck  United States  University of Texas at Austin  "For her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics."  
2020  Hillel Furstenberg  Israel / United States  Hebrew University of Jerusalem  "For pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics."  
Grigory Margulis  Russia / United States  Yale University 
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The prize is awarded in the aula of the Domus Media building of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, where the Nobel Peace Prize was formerly awarded
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