### Sir Andrew J. Wiles receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles (62), University of Oxford, “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.”

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, announced the winner of the 2016 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 15 March. Andrew J. Wiles will receive the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo on 24 May.

(14.03.2016) Read more### Congratulations from the AMS President

Robert Bryant, President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), congratulates Sir Andrew Wiles with the 2016 Abel Prize.

(15.03.2016) Read more### Martin Bridson, Head of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, about Sir Andrew Wiles

“No individual exemplifies the relentless pursuit of mathematical understanding in the service of mankind better than Sir Andrew Wiles. His dedication to solving problems that have defied mankind for centuries, and the stunning beauty of his solutions to these problems, provide a beacon to inspire and sustain everyone who wrestles with the fundamental challenges of mathematics and the world around us. His work will inspire mathematicians and scientists for centuries to come. We are immensely proud to have Andrew as a colleague at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford.

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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

23 May 2016 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.

23 May 2016 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. By invitation only.

24 May 2016 at 14:00

### Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon 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.

24 May 2016 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. By invitation only.

25 May 2016 at 10:00 - 25 May 2016 at 15:35

### The Abel Lectures 2016

Location: Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo

Abel Laureate Sir Andrew Wiles, University of Oxford, will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 25th of May. His lecture will be followed by two Abel Lectures and popular science lecture by Simon Singh.

16 August 2016 - 19 August 2016

### The Abel Symposium 2016

Location: Barony Rosendal, Norway

Updated information about the symposium will be posted at this external home page http://hans.munthe-kaas.no/AbelSymp2016/

Please note that participation is by invitation only.

The registration for the Abel Prize 2016 events is now open.

### The Abel Prize 2016 Events Registration

**2015:** John F. Nash Jr. & Louis Nirenberg **2014**:Yakov G. Sinai

**Pierre Deligne**

2013:

2013:

**: Endre Szemerédi**

2012

2012

**: 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.

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 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.

Read more: heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

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 2016** "Computation and Combinatorics in Dynamics, Stochastics and Control" will take place August 16-19, at Barony Rosendal, Norway. More information here.

The Abel Prize 2003-2007: The First Five Years

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