theoritical computer science and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory .
The Prize , named after the great Norwegian mathematician , Niels Henrik Abel , has been awarded since 2003 , every year , to persons having outstanding contribution in
the field of mathematical science .
The Abel prize carries a cash award of about one million US $ and is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters .
Endre Szemeredi was born on 21st August 1940 in Budapest , the capital of Hungary .
His parents wanted him to be a doctor . So he joined a medical college , but soon he left it . He studied pure science and got his Master degree in 1965 from Eotvos Lorand
University , Budapest and PhD degree in 1970 from Moscow State University .
It is said about Hardy that his greatest discovery was Ramanujan . The same can be said about Paul Erdos , the Hungarian mathematician , who discovered Szemeredi . Like Ramanujan , Szemeredi also went a long way in giving valuable contributions to the
field of mathematical science . He has published more than 200 research papers to his credit .
A book depicting Szemeredi’s life and work was published titled “ An Irregular Mind “. In it , the author has described him as an irregular mind , quite different from most mathematicians , which has made his way of thinking unique and vision extraordinary .