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NYU Mathematician Mikhail Gromov Wins 2009 Abel Prize

March 26, 2009
N-363, 2008-09


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 NYU’s 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: NYU’s 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

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Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: John Beckman | (212) 998-6848

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, the Jay Gould Professor of Mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, the Jay Gould Professor of Mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

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