It’s a great pleasure for us at Springer Nature to congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for the award of this year’s Abel Prize.
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We celebrate her outstanding achievements as an intellectually influential mathematician and also as someone who has helped show the way for women in her male-dominated discipline. She is the first woman to receive the Abel prize since its creation in 2003. See this account in Nature.
We are delighted partly because we have been privileged to have had Professor Uhlenbeck serve on the Editorial Board of our flagship monographs Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete/A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics.
Another strong resonance for us arises with respect to diversity. Last year, Springer Nature introduced two annual awards for personal and systemic achievement by and for women in science and innovation. The inaugural awards, sponsored by the Estée Lauder Companies, were won by astrophysicist Mirjana Pović and by the Association of Hungarian Women in Science. As a leading research publisher, we have also committed to enhancing the diversity of our editorial boards.
So, as champions of foundational mathematics and of diverse research communities, we in Springer Nature wholeheartedly congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for her outstanding achievements.