Mathematicians' Nobel: The New Abel Prize

\At last mathematics and mathematicians will be honored beyond and more often than by the Fields Medal, alone. Now, thanks to the Norwegian Government, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Niels Henrik Abel, a generous Nobel-sized prize will be awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and will be given first in 2003.

Abel Laureates will thereafter rank amongst Nobelists and our "Queen of the Sciences" will finally be properly crowned !




                             Niels Henrik Abel

                                                1802 -- 1829