The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2012In 2012 the Crafoord prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy are for the first time awarded simultaneously as two separate prizes with a prize amount of SEK 4 million each.
The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 to Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA and Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, “for their brilliant and groundbreaking work in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, ergodic theory, number theory, combinatorics, functional analysis and theoretical computer science".
The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2012The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2012 to Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany and Andrea Ghez, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, “for their observations of the stars orbiting the galactic centre, indicating the presence of a supermassive black hole".
From 1982-2005 the prize in astronomy and mathematics was
awarded according to the scheme:
astronomy in 2005, 1997, 1991 and 1985,
mathematics in 2001, 1994, 1988 and 1982.
In 2008 there was a joint prize in astronomy and mathematics with one half to the mathematicians Kontsevich and Witten and the other half to the astronomer Sunyaev.
Starting in 2012 there will be two separate prizes in astronomy
and mathematics awarded at the same time, each with a prize sum of SEK 4 million.
2008 Maxim Kontsevich, Edward Witten, Rashid Sunyaev
2005 James E. Gunn, P. James E. Peebles, Martin J. Rees
2001 Alain Connes
1997 Fred Hoyle, Edwin E. Salpeter
1994 Simon Donaldson, Shing-Tung Yau
1991 Allan R. Sandage
1988 Pierre Deligne, Alexander Grothendieck
1985 Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
1982 Vladimir Igorevich Arnold, Louis Nirenberg