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Mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018

Robert Langlands, a Canadian mathematician, has won the Abel Prize 2018 for developing that connects representation theory to number theory.  He will be awarded the 6-million-kroner ($776,000) Abel Prize by Norway’s King Harald in Oslo on May 22.

Mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018
“The programme has enlisted hundreds of the world’s best mathematicians over the last 50 years. No other project in modern mathematics has as wide a scope, has produced so many deep results, and has so many people working on it,” a statement said.

About Abel Prize


  • The Abel Prize is an annual award given by the Government of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. It is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel and modelled after the Nobel Prizes.
  • The award was established in 2001 by the Government of Norway and complements its sister prize in the humanities, the Holberg Prize. It comes with a monetary award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (NOK) (around €650,000). It is the most prestigious international academic award in mathematics.
  • The award ceremony takes place in the Atrium of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law.

Expected Questions

Who among the following won the Abel Prize 2018?
a. Robert Langlands
b. Andrew Matt
c. Peter Bates
d. Evan Gagnon

Robert Langlands has won the Abel Prize 2018 for developing that connects representation theory to
a. time theory
b. sets theory
c. number theory
d. algebric theory

Abel Prize is given in the field of
a. Physics
b. Mathematics
c. Zoology
d. Chemistry

Which of the following is considered as the sister prize of Abel Prize in the humanities?
a. Halburt Prize
b. Hayden Prize
c. Hamiltion Prize
d. Holberg Prize

Where does the award ceremony of Abel Prize take place every year?
a. Molde
b. Oslo
c. Narvik
d. Flam

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