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# What is the mathematics analogue of the Nobel Prize?

Posted Feb23-12 at 07:00 AM by Demystifier

You have probably heard many times that the closest analogue of the Nobel Prize for mathematics is the Fields Medal. But today I realized that it is not. There is a much closer analogue - the Abel prize.

In particular, both the Nobel and the Abel prize are about $1.5 million, while the Fields medal is only about$15.000. In addition, Nobel and Abel prizes are awarded each year, while Fields medal is awarded every four years. For more details see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_Medal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Prize
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