22 March 2018

Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize

Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize


Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands won the prestigious Abel Prize for developing a programme connecting representation theory to number theory. The programme has enlisted hundreds of the world’s best mathematicians over the last 50 years. 

Now aged 81, Langlands will be awarded the 6.0-million-kroner Abel Prize by Norway’s King Harald in Oslo on May 22.

Source- Hindustan Times

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-

  • Abel Prize has been named after the 19th-century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel,.
  • The prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2002.

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