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 Nash Jr. og Louis Nirenberg receives The Abel Prize for 2015 by His Majesty King Harald in the Universitetets Aula. photo: NTB/Scanpix

Nash and Nirenberg received the Abel Prize from the King of Norway

John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the 2015 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at the award ceremony in Oslo on 19 May. The two American mathematicians receive the prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis." The laureates share the 6 mill NOK (about EUR 700,000 or USD 750,000) prize money.

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Abel celebration in Oslo and Bergen

When the Abel laureates John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg arrive in Oslo they can look forward to a week of mathematical celebrations in Oslo and Bergen. The highlight will be when they receive the Abel Prize from H.M. the King at the award ceremony on the 19th of May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day they will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle will be hosted by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research.

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Frank Morgan

Soap Bubbles and Mathematics

Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, will give this year's Science Lecture titled "Soap Bubbles and Mathematics" at the University of Oslo on May 20th. Soap bubbles, with applications from cappuccino to universes, illustrate some fundamental questions in mathematics. The show will include some demonstrations. 

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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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The 2015 Abel Prize announcement

 March 25
11 GMT | 12:00 noon Norwegian time

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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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collaborates with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to stimulate the interest in mathematics both domestically and internationally, in particular aimed at children and the young and the developing countries.

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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