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Karen Uhlenbeck, MA'66, PhD'68 Is First Woman to Receive Abel Prize in Mathematics

March 19, 2019

Karen Uhlenbeck stands with her arms crossed in front of a chalkboard with mathematical equations on it

Photo Credit: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Brandeis alumni Karen Uhlenbeck, MA’66, PhD’68, H’08, became the first woman to receive the Abel Prize — an award modeled on the Nobel Prizes — from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for “the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.”

Read the full article via The New York Times.