American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck has won the Abel Prize 2019.
Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first women to win the Prestigious Abel Prize. With this feat, Women took another step forward in the still male-dominated world of science.
Karen Uhlenbeck’s breakthrough work along with mathematician Jonathan Sacks was on “minimal surfaces such as the surface taken by a soap bubble.
Karen Uhlenbeck’s work covered minimization problems in higher dimensions.
Karen Uhlenbeck is acclaimed for her work with partial differential equations that she uses to solve problems in geometry and topology.
Karen Uhlenbeck was awarded a prize money of 6 million kroner (USD 700,000).
Able Prize established by the Oslo government in 2002 honor outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, a discipline not included among the Nobel awards.
Able Prize is named after the 19th-century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Able Prize comes with a monetary award of 6 million Norwegian Kroner (NOK).
Indian recipient of the Able Prize is Indian American mathematician S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan.