In a first, woman bags Abel Prize for maths

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  1. Karen Uhlenbeck of the U.S. has been awarded the Abel Prize 2019. She is the first woman to receive the award. She has been awarded the prise for her works on partial differential equations.
  2. The Abel Prizes is one of the world’s most prestigious maths awards. The prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2002 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards the Abel Prize.
  3. Another prestigious award in the field of maths id the Fields Medal. It is awarded every four years on the occasion of International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU).