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U.S. mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first woman to win the Abel Prize

U.S. mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first woman to win the Abel Prize

Fatima Qureshi
Thu, 03/21/2019 – 13:45

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U.S mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of mathematics. Uhlenbeck’s contribution to geometry, mathematical physics, and topology led her to become the first woman to win the 6-million-kroner (US$702,500) prize.