Niels Henrik Abel


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Noun1.Niels Henrik Abel - Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
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The Abel Prize, which was first awarded in 2003, was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Niels Henrik Abel, Norway's greatest mathematician.
The equation ultimately yielded to group theory, which Livio calls the "language of symmetry," Group theory was developed by two 19th-century mathematicians, Niels Henrik Abel and Evariste Galois, both of whom managed their achievements during tragically short lives, Abel died of tuberculosis at 26 and Galois was killed in a duel at age 20, Livio devotes special attention to Galois, whose proof would create a new branch of algebra, The author also delves deep into groups and permutations, and describes how symmetry applies to fields as diverse as physics and psychology.