Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the life and work of recent winners of the Abel Prize: * John G.
Thompson and Jacques Tits, 2008* Mikhail Gromov, 2009* John T.
Tate Jr., 2010* John W. Milnor, 2011* Endre Szemeredi, 2012. The profiles feature autobiographical information as well as a description of each mathematician's work.
In addition, each profile contains a complete bibliography, a curriculum vitae, as well as photos - old and new.
As an added feature, interviews with the Laureates are presented on an accompanying web site (http://extras.springer.com/). The book also presents a history of the Abel Prize written by the historian Kim Helsvig, and includes a facsimile of a letter from Niels Henrik Abel, which is transcribed, translated into English, and placed into historical perspective by Christian Skau. This book follows on The Abel Prize: 2003-2007, The First Five Years (Springer, 2010), which profiles the work of the first Abel Prize winners.