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Karen Uhlenbeck, a mathematician and professor at the University of Texas, has been awarded this year’s Abel Prize, a mathematics prize modeled after the Nobels. It’s the first time the prize has gone to a woman.

The Abel Prize is awarded by the King of Norway to mathematicians who have greatly influenced their field, and includes a cash award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (about $700,000). The first prize was awarded in 2003.

Uhlenbeck, 76, is known for her work with partial differential equations. However, her decades-long career spans multiple disciplines, including physics, geometry and quantum theory.

Source: CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/19/world/karen-uhlenbeck-abel-prize-mathematics-trnd/index.html

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