The Abel Prize announcement

March 19 |11:00 GMT/UTC (12.00 noon Norwegian time)

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Hans Petter Graver, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

President of the Academy announces Abel Prize winner

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Hans Petter Graver (photo), will announce the winner of the 2019 Abel Prize at the Academy on March 19. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation. The chair of the Abel Committee, Hans Munthe-Kaas, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The popular science presentation of the prize winner's work will be given by Jim Al-Khalili - a British physicist, author and broadcaster. He will also talk to the prize winner to get his/her immediate response to the news of being awarded the Abel Prize.  

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Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah, Abel Prize laureate, dies at 89

Atiyah was the recipient together with Isadore Singer of the Abel Prize in 2004, and he also received the Fields Medal, the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Medal, among many other honors. He was the former President of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Atiyah was most recently an Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. Sir Michael, working at Cambridge University before he retired, made outstanding contributions to geometry and topology.

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Yakov Sinai, Abel Laureate 2014

Yakov G. Sinai gives lecture at "Abel in Pittsburgh"

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is hosting the "Abel in Pittsburgh" conference where Yakov G. Sinai who received the Abel Prize in 2014 is one of the speakers. The conference is organized by professor and member of the Abel commitee Irene Fonseca and will take place on the 11th of January 2019. "Abel in Pittsburgh" will be the 9th edition of a one-day conference with lectures aimed at a mathematically educated and interested audience, with the objective of increasing public awareness.

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This is the root diagram for Lie algebra G2.

The Abel Symposium 2019

Abel Symposium 2019 will take place at Scandic Parken Hotel Ålesund, 23-29 June 2019. The title of the symposium is: Geometry, Lie Theory and Applications.

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From left:Alice Chang Sun-Yung, Gil Kalai, François Labourie, Hans Munthe-Kaas and Irene Fonseca.

Who will be the next Abel Laureate?

The Abel Committee has embarked on the long journey in search of the next Abel Laureate. The committee which consists of five distinguished mathematicians has had its first meeting at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo the 2nd and 3rd of October. The next meeting will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania early next year.

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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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19 March 2019 at 12:00

Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Hans Petter Graver, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will announce the winner of the 2019 Abel Prize. Hans Munthe-Kaas, chair of the Abel committee, will then give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast.

11 May 2019

Berliner Tag de Mathematik

Location: Beuth Hochschule, Berlin

The "24. Berliner Tag der Mathematik" will take place at Beuth Hochschule. In charge of the event is Prof. Dr. Martin Oellrich. The winning team will be invited to the Abel Prize award ceremony in Oslo in May.

20 May 2019 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. John Grue, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech.

20 May 2019 at 17:30

Dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 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. By invitation only.

21 May 2019 at 14:00

Abel Prize award ceremony

Location: University Aula in Oslo, Norway

Abelbannere på Karl Johan

The Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the nearby theatre Det Norske Teatret where the Laureate will be interviewed in front of a live audience.

21 May 2019 at 19:00

The Abel Prize Banquet

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Abel Prize Banquet in honour of the Laureate is hosted by the Norwegian Government. By invitation only.

22 May 2019

The Abel Lectures

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

Abelforelesninger på UiO

The Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other lectures related to the prize winner's work.

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The Abel Prize Laureates 2003-2018

2018: Robert Langlands
2017: Yves Meyer
2016: Sir Andrew J. Wiles
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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Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Through a formal agreement between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the Abel Prize is part of the Forum.
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The Abel Symposium

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

Read more: The Abel Symposium


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