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The Abel Prize 2008-2012

Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the lifestyles and paintings of modern winners of the Abel Prize:
 
·         John G. Thompson and Jacques knockers, 2008
·         Mikhail Gromov, 2009
·         John T. Tate Jr., 2010
·         John W. Milnor, 2011
·         Endre Szemerédi, 2012.

The profiles characteristic autobiographical info in addition to an outline of every mathematician's paintings. moreover, each one profile encompasses a whole bibliography, a curriculum vitae, in addition to images ― previous and new. As an further feature, interviews with the Laureates are provided on an accompanying site (http://extras.springer.com/).

The booklet additionally offers a  history of the Abel Prize written via the historian Kim Helsvig, and encompasses a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, that is transcribed, translated into English, and put into old perspective by Christian Skau.

This ebook follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, the 1st 5 Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the paintings of the 1st Abel Prize winners.

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1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 four 6 nine 10 12 14 17 18 22 25 27 a few Reflections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John G. Thompson 31 A Biography of Jacques titties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis Buekenhout 1 1930–1944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 1 A Belgian Mathematician . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 2 Ancestors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. three mom and dad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. four Grandparents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. five baby Prodigy—Always sooner than His Age and of His Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 6 Charles Nootens and Petit Jacques . . . . . . 2 1945–1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . . . 35 35 36 36 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 39 forty 2008 John G. Thompson and Jacques knockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix x Contents 2. 1 on the Age of Fourteen, knockers Entered collage . . . . 2. 2 Jean-Claude Piret, a chum for all times . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three Lectures of Libois in 1945–1946 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. four learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. five First measure in 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 6 Paris and Emil Artin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950–1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1 Docteur ès Sciences Mathématiques . . . . . . . . . . three. 2 To Heinz Hopf in Zürich in 1950, 1951, and 1953 . . . three. three Institute for complicated research, Princeton and H. C. Wang (1951–1952) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. four The Cremona airplane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. five The Thèse d’Agrégation (1955) . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 6 Memoir for the Prix Louis Empain (1955) . . . . . . . three. 7 Prehistory of constructions (1955–1961) . . . . . . . . . . three. eight start of the overall thought of Coxeter teams (1961) . three. nine Denied entry to the USA from 1953 to 1963 . . . . . . three. 10 overseas Congress of Mathematicians (1954–1994) 1964–1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four. 1 Professor on the Universität Bonn (1964–1974) . . . . . four. 2 structures Coming of Age (1974) . . . . . . . . . . . . four. three Collège de France (1975) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976–2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five. 1 Professor on the Collège de France (1973–2000) . . . . five. 2 No Pension in Belgium (1994) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001–2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 1 The booklet with Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 2 Editor of Mathematical Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . Postscript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty forty-one forty two forty three forty three forty three forty four forty four forty four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty five forty five forty five forty seven forty seven forty seven forty eight forty nine 50 50 50 50 50 50 fifty one fifty two fifty two fifty two fifty two The paintings of John Griggs Thompson: A Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Lyons and Robert M. Guralnick 1 Thompson’s Thesis, and native research . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Thompson J -Subgroup and susceptible Closure Arguments . . . three teams of strange Order Are Solvable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four N -Groups and minimum basic teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . five The B-Conjecture and the Grand Conjecture . . . . . . . . . . 6 Factorizations, Quadratic motion, and Quadratic Pairs . . . . . 7 The Ree teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight The Finite Sporadic basic Thompson workforce Th, sometimes called F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine “Elementary” Group-Theoretic effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Inverse Galois challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven The Genus of a Permutation team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 illustration concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five . . . . . . . fifty five fifty eight 60 sixty four sixty six sixty eight 70 .

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