American, Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck is the first female to win the Abel Prize - often called the Nobel Prize of math. Uhlenbeck is a #mathematician, a #role model and a strong advocate for #gender equality in science and mathematics.
She receives the Abel Prize 2019 for her fundamental work in geometrical analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape.
The Norwegian Academy said, it recognized Uhlenbeck "for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.
The Abel Prize recognizes her contributions to the field of mathematics that are of extraordinary depth and influence. This Prize is presented annually in Oslo by His Majesty King Harald V, and is administered by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.pressrelease_English.pdf