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Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize for 2018 Details

 

 

Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize for 2018 Details, About Abel Prize

American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands has won the prestigious Abel Prize 2018, for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory.

Robert Langlands (age 81years) received the financial award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (750,000 Euro) from Norway's King Harald V at an award ceremony on 22nd March 2018 at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.

Robert Langlands insights were so radical and so rich that the mechanisms he suggested to bridge these mathematical fields led to a project named the Langlands program.

Robert Langlands full name Robert Phelan Langlands was born on 6th October 1936 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Robert Langlands graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree in 1957 and an MSc in 1958, and from Yale University of the US with a PhD in 1960.

Robert Langlands has held faculty positions at Princeton University and Yale University and is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the US.

About Abel Prize 

The Abel prize was established on 1 January 2002 and is awarded annually since 2003 to one or more outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The first prize amount of 6 million NOK was awarded on 3rd June 2003.

The Abel prize was instituted in memory of the Norwegian mathematics genius Niels Henrik Abel.


 

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