JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ABEL PRIZE
IN MATHEMATICS

(32% of recipients)
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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  (2005)
  • Mikhail Gromov 2 (2009)
  • Yakov Sinai (2014)
  • Louis Nirenberg (2015)
  • Hillel Furstenberg (2020)
  • Gregori Margulis (2020)
NOTES
1. 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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