### Russian mathematician receives the 2014 Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, *"for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics". *The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winner of the 2014 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 26 March. Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

### Congratulations from AMS President David Vogan

"On behalf of the American Mathematical society, it is a great pleasure to congratulate Yakov Sinai of Princeton University and the Landau Institute, recipient of the 2014 Abel Prize. Sinai's work has changed our understanding of change; his influence can be seen from number theory to physics. Congratulations!"

(26.03.2014) Read more### Abel Prize announcement 26 March

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, (picture) will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2014 at the Academy on the 26th of March. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the recommendation of the Abel Committee. The chair of the Abel Committee, Ragni Piene, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The internationally renowned mathematician Jordan Ellenberg will give a popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

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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

5 May 2014 - 9 May 2014

### Abel Symposium 2014

Location: Kabelvåg in Lofoten, Norway

The Abel Board has established an annual Abel Symposium, to be held on areas of mathematics in strong development worldwide. The topic of the Abel Symposium 2014 is Statistical analysis for high dimensional data and will be held in an island of the archipelago of the Lofoten in the north of Norway.

19 May 2014 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. Helge Holden, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. Music. The event is open to the public.

19 May 2014 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.

20 May 2014 at 14:00

### Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo

The Abel Prize will be presented to the laureate by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. After the award ceremony there will be a reception at Det Norske Teatret where the laureate will be interviewed by Tonje Steinsland.

20 May 2014 at 19:00

### Banquet at Akershus Castle

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Norwegian government will give a banquet in honour of the Abel Laureate at Akershus Castle.

21 May 2014 at 10:00

### The Abel Lectures and Science Lecture

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

The Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures and a Science Lecture

The registration for the Abel Prize 2014 events is now open.

### The Abel Prize 2014 Events Registration

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

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**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.

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