# Abel prize

News15 March 2016

News25 March 2015

*A Beautiful Mind*mathematician wins Abel prizeJohn Nash, made famous by the film

*A Beautiful Mind*, has won the Abel prize – but not for his best-known workNews26 March 2014

## Billiard table chaos wins $1 million maths prize

Cutting a hole in the pool table won't win favour at your local bar, but it can teach us more about chaotic systems such as the climate or planetary motion

News 20 March 2013

## Shapely algebra breakthrough wins million-dollar prize

Mathematician Pierre Deligne has won the 2013 Abel prize for a breakthrough in algebraic geometry – a method of solving equations using shapes

News 21 March 2012

## Pattern master wins million-dollar mathematics prize

Endre Szemerédi has won the Abel prize – he proved that surprisingly ordered patterns can arise from seemingly random actions

News 23 March 2011

## Exotic sphere discoverer wins mathematical 'Nobel'

A mathematician who founded the field of differential topology has been awarded the $1 million dollar Abel prize

News 25 March 2010

## Prizewinning math could reveal hidden patterns in primes

A $1 million prize has been awarded for work that keeps the internet secure and could help solve the fiendishly difficult Riemann hypothesis

Features 6 August 2008

## Cracking the hardest mystery of the Rubik's cube

Some people can solve it in seconds, yet the Rubik's cube retains one mystery that is proving far trickier to unravel. **Jason Palmer** gets twisting

Features 11 June 2008

## Grand designs: Symmetry's hidden depths

Symmetry isn't just for snowflakes and mirrors. Look deeper, says mathematician **Marcus du Sautoy**, and you find it rules the universe

Features 29 March 2006

## Life begins at N = 40

Young, troubled and charismatic is Hollywood's recipe for mathematical genius. Mathematician **Marcus du Sautoy** couldn't disagree more – and now he has the proof

Opinion 27 September 2003

## The numbers game

Why are there so few women mathematicians?

News 7 June 2003

## Will Abel prize for maths rival the Nobels?

ON TUESDAY afternoon at the University of Oslo, King Harald V of Norway presented the very first Abel Prize in Mathematics to Jean-Pierre Serre of the Collège de France in Paris. The Abel Prize is intended to finally fill the gap left by Alfred Nobel, who chose to ignore maths when he established the Nobel …

Features 1 June 2002

## Who wants to be a millionaire?

Martin Dunwoody does. He has proposed a solution for a centuries-old mathematical puzzle, and if he's right he'll get a cheque for a million dollars. And there's plenty more where that came from, says Ian Stewart