The Abel Prize Laureates 2015

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians

John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg

“for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.”

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John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg

John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg share the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” The President of the Academy, Kirsti Strøm Bull, announced the new laureates today 25 March. They will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on 19 May.

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Robert Bryant, AMS President (Photo courtesy Duke Photography, Les Todd, photographer

Congratulations from AMS President

Robert Bryant, AMS President, sends his congratulations to the winners of the Abel Prize 2015, John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg.

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Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, annonced the winner of the 2013 Abel Prize.

Abel Prize announcement March 25th

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize 2015 on the 25th of March at 11 GMT  (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted live from the Academy.

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Welcome to the Abel Prize

The Abel Prize was established on 1 January 2002. The purpose is to award the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 750,000 Euro) and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.

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Arrangementer i tiden fremover

18 May 2015 at 17:00

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument

Location: Royal Palace grounds, Oslo

The Abel Laureate  will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument. Kristian Ranestad, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. Music. The event is open to the public.

18 May 2015 at 18:00

Dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy will host a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate. Among the invited guests will be members of the Abel committee and the Abel board, members of the Academy's mathematics group and visiting mathematicians from many countries.

19 May 2015 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate in front of a live audience.

19 May 2015 at 19:00

Abel Prize Banquet

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will host the banquet that the Norwegian government gives in honour of the Abel Laureate at Akershus Castle.

20 May 2015 at 10:00

Abel Lectures and Science Lecture

Scientific conferences

Location: University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrup's House, Auditorium 1

Welcome speeches by Rector of the University of Oslo, Ole Petter Ottersen, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, and Chair of the Abel Committee Professor John Rognes

Event registration

The registration for the Abel Prize 2015 events is now open.

The Abel Prize 2015 Events Registration

The 2015 Abel Prize announcement

 March 25
11 GMT | 12:00 noon Norwegian time

Watch the rerun of the announcement here

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The Abel Prize Laureates 2003-2015

2015: John F. Nash Jr. & Louis Nirenberg
2014
:Yakov G. Sinai
2013:
Pierre Deligne
2012
: Endre Szemerédi
2011
: John Milnor
2010: John Torrence Tate
2009: Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov
2008: John Griggs Thompson
          and Jacques Tits
2007: Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan
2006: Lennart Carleson
2005: Peter D. Lax
2004: Sir Michael Francis Atiyah
          and Isadore M. Singer
2003: Jean-Pierre Serre

Niels Henrik Abel

The exceptional Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802. When he died, only 26 years old, he left a large body of work, including the first proof of the general binomial theorem, which had been stated by Newton and Euler. 

We present his life story and links to his works in the Niels Henrik Abel section of this website.

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The Abel Symposium
Obligatorisk!

The Board for the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund has established an annual Abel Symposium, which is administrated by the Norwegian Mathematical Society.

The Abel Symposium 2014

 

The Abel Symposium “Statistical analysis for high dimensional data” will be organized May 5–9, 2014, in Kabelvåg in Lofoten, Norway.

More about the Abel Symposium 2014

 

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