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Abel Laureate-Winner of $950,000 Purse-to Be Available to Press at Celebration Today, March 26, in His Honor
- WHAT: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced that it was awarding the 2009 Abel Prize - the Nobel Prize of mathematics - to New York University Professor Mikhail Gromov for his contributions to geometry. The award is accompanied by a prize of $950,000. Gromov, a professor at NYUs Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is the third NYU mathematician to win the prize in the last five years.
- WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m. EDT
- WHO: NYU Professor Mikhail Gromov; Norway Consul General Sissel Breie
- WHERE: NYUs Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer Street (at Mercer and West 4th Streets), 13th Floor Lounge [enter on Gould Plaza at West 4th and Greene Streets]
Press may attend the party for Gromov for photos and interviews. Please RSVP to James Devitt at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.