Irene Fonseca named to Abel Committee
The Abel Prize recognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize is meant to recognize contributions of extraordinary depth and influence. Such work may have resolved fundamental problems, created powerful new techniques, introduced unifying principles, or opened up major new fields of research. The Abel Prize and the Fields Medal are considered the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards the Abel Prize based on a recommendation from the Abel committee, which consists of five outstanding research scientists in the field of mathematics. Irene Fonseca, Kavčić-Moura University Professor of Mathematics, will serve a two year term on this committee, playing a role in the selection of the Abel Prize recipients in 2018 and 2019.