American professor is first woman to win prestigious Abel Prize for math

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Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin wins one of the worlds most prestigious mathematics awardsAn American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize one of the worlds most prestigious international mathematics awards. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced in Oslo on Tuesday that Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin was this years winner of the prize seen by many as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. It also praised her as a strong advocate for gender equality in science and mathematics. She was an inspiring teacher and dedicated mentor to thousands of UT students motivating them to reach great heights in their academic and professional lives. UTs Department of Mathematics Chair Thomas Chen said she transformed the fabric of the department with her broad view of mathematics. Uhlenbeck is a professor emerita at UT which is an honour bestowed on only some retired professors owing to their distinguished contributions. Uhlenbeck is the second University of Texas faculty member to receive the Abel Prize. US Professor Becomes First Woman to Be Awarded Mathematics Most Prestigious Abel PrizeKaren Uhlenbeck is a 76 old mathematician and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the most recent recipient of the Abel Prize a prestigious award modeled after the Nobels in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of mathematics. accompanying its tremendous prestige the abel prize includes a substantial cash award of 6 million norwegian kroner

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