## First Woman to Win the Abel Prize

March 19, 2019 Leave a comment

**Karen Uhlenbeck **to win the most prestigious award in mathematics – the Abel Prize.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2019 to **Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck** of the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Her theories have revolutionized our understanding of minimal surfaces, such as those formed by *soap bubbles*.

**Niels Henrik Abel** (1802–1829) was a Norwegian mathematician. In spite of his short life, he made significant contributions to a variety of mathematical fields.