Szemeredi wins Norway's $1 million Abel Prize

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 21, 2012 17:45 hrs

Hungarian-born Endre Szemeredi has won the 6 million kroner ($1 million) Abel Prize for his studies in mathematics and contribution to computer sciences.

The mathematics award committee says Szemeredi's efforts have provided "fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science."

Szemeredi, who is a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary, is the 10th recipient of the prize.

The Abel Prize, founded in 2003 and funded by the Norwegian government, is awarded annually for contributions to mathematical sciences.

Szemeredi will receive the prize at an awards ceremony in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, in May.

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