### Abel Lecture by John Milnor at SEOUL ICM 2014

"Topology through Four Centuries" is the title of John Milnor's Abel Lecture. The Abel Lecture will take place on Friday the 15th of August from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in 3F Hall D, Coex Convention Center and will be open to everybody. John Milnor received the Abel Prize in 2011 "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra".

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### Abel celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm

When Abel Laureate Yakov G. Sinai arrives in Oslo on 18 May together with his wife Elena B. Vul, who is also a mathematician, they can look forward to a week of mathematics celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm. The highlight will be when Yakov G. Sinai receives the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at the award ceremony on 20 May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day Sinai will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will be among the many prominent guests at the award ceremony.

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#### Abel Lectures 2014 at the University of Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate Yakov Sinai will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on 21 May. This will be followed by two Abel Lectures by Gregory Margulis and Konstantin Khanin. Domokos Szász will give the popular science lecture titeled "Mathematical billiards and chaos". See lecture summaries below.

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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.

## Arrangementer i tiden fremover

21 September 2014 - 26 September 2014

### Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Location: Heidelberg University on University Square

Three Abel Laureates will take part in the second Heidelberg Laureate Forum in September: Sir Michael Atiyah, Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan and John Tate.

31 October 2014 - 2 November 2014

### Abel Conference at IMA

Location: University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

The IMA's Annual Abel Conference Series, held in honor and celebration of the Abel Prize Laureates, is a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the IMA.

25 March 2015 at 12:00

### Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The name of the 2015 Abel Laureate will be announced by the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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.

## Videos:

### The Abel lectures

### The Abel interview with Yakov Sinai

### The Award Ceremony

### Photos from the 2014 Award Ceremony

### Program and practical information

The 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place during September 21-26, 2014.

Watch informationvideo(Youtube)

**2013:** Pierre Deligne**2012**: Endre Szemerédi

**: John Milnor**

2011

2011

**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

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.

The Abel Prize 2003-2007: The First Five Years

Kim Helsvig - The Abel Prize: The Missing Nobel in Mathematics? (PDF)

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 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