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Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the existence and paintings of modern winners of the Abel Prize:
 
·         John G. Thompson and Jacques knockers, 2008
·         Mikhail Gromov, 2009
·         John T. Tate Jr., 2010
·         John W. Milnor, 2011
·         Endre Szemerédi, 2012.

The profiles function autobiographical info in addition to an outline of every mathematician's paintings. furthermore, each one profile features a entire bibliography, a curriculum vitae, in addition to images ― previous and new. As an additional feature, interviews with the Laureates are provided on an accompanying site (http://extras.springer.com/).

The publication additionally provides a  history of the Abel Prize written via the historian Kim Helsvig, and features a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, that's transcribed, translated into English, and put into historic perspective by Christian Skau.

This publication follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, the 1st 5 Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the paintings of the 1st Abel Prize winners.

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