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Abel prize 2006

  1. Dec 17, 2005 #1
    who do you think are respectable candidates for this year?
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2005 #2

    arildno

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    Since the Abel prize is relatively new, and the committe behind it wishes to establish a high, sought-after reputation, I expect that the trend from the last awards will continue:

    Find a hoary, old mathematician whose achievements are indisputable and who is deserving of a few extra millions.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2005 #3
    well, i believe that the poor are in need for the extra millions and not some old mathematical geezer.
    but that's my opinion, although be it radical.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2005 #4

    arildno

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    :rofl:

    I (almost) agree with you..
     
  6. Dec 20, 2005 #5

    JasonRox

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    I think they should look at the young guns.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2005 #6

    arildno

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    Why should the Abel Prize try to compete with the Fields medal?

    There's more than enough room for two prizes in math targeting slightly different groups.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2005 #7

    Lisa!

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    *sigh* mathematicians are poor too! They deserve to have alot more than they do.o:)
     
  9. Dec 20, 2005 #8

    matt grime

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    One is dedicated to young(ish) researchers who produce a 'few' results of exceptional quality, ie they answer something big.

    The Abel prize rewards those who have influenced the field of mathematics through a career of distinguished research. JP Serre and Atiyah/Singer got the first two I seem to recall.

    It seems quite reasonable to make this distinction.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2005 #9
    matt, you can look at mathdaily.com, in order to relook of abel lauretees (i think this is how you write (-: ).

    and lisa, it depends, if the mathematician has good social connections with fellow mathematicians then he will get a steady (upper class) income, but if his social skills are poor then so his success. (look at history and see what i mean, or otherwise search at mactutor for a biography for some poor mathematician).

    anyway, you need to pick correctly who are your mates & foes.
     
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