What is Abel award?
Nobel Prize is given to great scientists who discovered new things. But these awards are given to the scientist who works in limited fields. Nobel Prize is not given to any mathematician. Therefore in Norway, Norwegian Academy of science and letters presents Abel award for Mathematicians every year. America’s maths brilliant John Milnor is chosen to this award for the year 2011. Niles Henrik Abel, who belongs to Norway, is also a great mathematician just like Srinivasa Ramanujan in India. But he died at the age of 27. In memory of him this Abel award is being given from 2003. This award is given to S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan in 2007, who belongs to India. 9 lakh 92 thousand American dollars are given to this award winner as prize money.