Tagged: Mathematics

American wins Norway's Abel Prize for mathematics

An American professor at the University of Texas, Austin, has won the NOK 6 million (USD 1 million) Abel Prize for mathematics. The prize jury praises John Tate as “a prime architect” of number...

Social background has an impact on results

The marks of pupils that completed lower secondary education in 2009 vary significantly in relation to both gender and social background. Differences associated with parental level of education are most evident in theoretical subjects....

Competition on gender equality measures in academia

The Gender Equality Award of NOK 2 million instituted by the Ministry of Education and Research will be presented for the third time this year. All Norwegian university colleges, universities and independent research institutes...

Growing number of doctorates awarded in Norway

In 2008, 1,244 candidates defended their doctoral theses in Norway. This represents an increase of 21 per cent compared to 2007, the previous record year, and means that the number of doctorates awarded in...