The Abel Committee of five outstanding research scientists in
mathematics, selected Budapest as a venue for its nominating session
in recognition of the prominence of Hungarian mathematics and the
international prestige of Hungarian mathematicians, Per Sjaastad
The Abel Committee is appointed for a term of two years by the
Norwegian Academy of Sciences, and awarded the 750,000-euro Abel
Prize for outstanding scientific work in mathematics first in 2003.
Hungarian mathematics professor Laszlo Lovasz served as a member
of the committee in 2004-2005.
The prize will be handed over by Norwegian King, Harald V, in
Oslo on May 27.