Math Prizes and Nobel Ignobility

By Xah Lee. Date:

Abel Prize. A yearly award to mathematicians. Winner gets close to 1 million USD dollars. This is said, to be the closest analog to Nobel prize.

Another, is the Millennium Prize Problems. It is 7 unsolved math problems. Those who solves it, gets 1 million USD. This started in 2000, and so far 1 person solved one of them. See: Grigori Perelman, Will You Decline 1 Million?

The other math award for mathematicians is Fields medal. Given out every 4 years, but only to those under 40 years of age. Winner gets only 15k USD.

PS Nobel prize despicable. It is questionable and politically influenced.

For a full list and discussion, see: Nobel Prize controversies.