U.S.-Argentine researcher wins Abel Prize for maths

U.S.-Argentine researcher wins Abel Prize for maths

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Category : Awards Published on: March 25 2023

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  • The Abel Prize for Mathematics was awarded to Argentine-American Luis Caffarelli, an expert in "partial differential equations" which can explain phenomena ranging from how water flows to population growth.
  • Caffarelli is the first South American mathematician to win the prestigious Norwegian prize, which was inaugurated in 2003.
  • Last year, the prize was won by US mathematician Dennis Sullivan for his research into topology and chaos theory.
  • Named after the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829), the distinction comes with a 7.5-million-kroner (US$710,000) prize.
  • Caffarelli will receive his prize in Oslo on May 23.
  • The Argentinian-American has won numerous awards, including the Leroy Steele Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mathematical Society, the Wolf Prize and the Shaw Prize.
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