The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2011 to John Milnor, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook
University, New York “for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra”.
The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to
USD 1 million).
For more information on John Milnor's ideas and fundamental discoveries, see: