The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the **Abel Prize for 2010** to

**John Torrence Tate**

at the University of Texas at (Austin) for his work on the theory of numbers (which includes the mysteries surrounding prime numbers).

For the past six decades, Tate has been a leader in this area with many landmark results named for him, including, the Tate module, Tate cycle, Serre-Tate parameter, Tate trace, Tate curve, Hodge-Tate decompositions…

The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a huge cash award of approximately **$1,000,000** US.

Previous winners are:

2003: Jean-Pierre Serre

2004: Sir Michael Francis Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer

2005: Peter D. Lax

2006: Lennart Carleson

2007: Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan

2008: John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits

2009: Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov

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