Abel Prize

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Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded a Fields Medal for her mathematical research. She died from breast cancer at the age of 40 in 2017.

The influential collection of biographical essays by Eric Temple Bell, Men of Mathematics, was published in 1937. It covered the lives of about 40 mat(...)

British-Lebanese mathematician Michael Atiyah giving a lecture on the Riemann hypothesis on Monday at the Heidelberg Laureates Forum in Germany. Screengrab: YouTube

The 90-year-old mathematician Michael Atiyah has presented what he referred to as a “simple proof” of the Riemann hypothesis, a problem which has elud(...)

An undated portrait of German mathematician Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866). Riemann established the foundations of modern differential geometry and, in 1859, formulated the hypothesis that bears his name.  Photograph: Bettmann/Getty Images

A major mathematical result has been announced by British-Lebanese mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah. In a talk at the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in(...)

French mathematician Yves Meyer

On May 23rd, King Harald V of Norway, will present the Abel Prize to French mathematician Yves Meyer. Each year, the prize is awarded to a laureate fo(...)

A portrait of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Image: Deagostini/Getty

When Alfred Nobel’s will appeared, the absence of any provision for a prize in mathematics gave rise to rumours of discord between Nobel and Gösta Mi(...)