# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Norway seizes on century-old proposal for top maths prize," News in Brief section of *Nature,* 13 September 2001.

*Nature* reports that Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced his government's decision to create a fund of 5 million Norwegian kroner (US$22 million) to support an annual prize for mathematics research. The first prize, known as the Abel Prize in honor of the mathematician Neils Henrik Abel, will be awarded in 2003.

*--- Annette Emerson*