RECIPIENTS OF THE ABEL PRIZE
(33% of recipients)
Listed below are
recipients of the Abel Prize who were, or are, Jewish or
of Jewish descent.1 Established by the
Norwegian government in 2001 and first awarded in 2003, this prize has become one of the two or three
most prestigious in the world of mathematics.
- I. M. Singer (2004)
- Peter Lax
- Mikhail Gromov 2
- Yakov Sinai (2014)
- Louis Nirenberg (2015)
- Hillel Furstenberg (2020)
- Gregori Margulis (2020)
- Avi Wigderson (2021)
Note that, contrary to what is said elsewhere, Yves
Meyer, who received the prize in 2017, is neither Jewish
nor of Jewish descent.
2. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.
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