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.” The President of the Academy, Kirsti Strøm Bull, announced the new laureates today 25 March. They will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on 19 May.(25.03.2015) Read more
The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize 2015 on the 25th of March at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted live from the Academy.(18.03.2015) Read more
Lecture by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov
The Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris will host the "Abel in Paris" event in the afternoon of Wednesday January 28th. In connection with the final meeting of the current Abel committee, whose task it is to select the Abel prize laureate for 2015, there will be an afternoon of lectures, aimed at a broad mathematical audience, by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov (IHES) and Abel committee members Éva Tardos (Cornell) and Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich).(22.12.2014) Read more
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
18 May 2015 at 17:00
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
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
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
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.
20 May 2015 at 10:00
Location: University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrup's House, Auditorium 1
The Abel Laureate will give his/her prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures and a Science Lecture.
11 GMT | 12:00 noon Norwegian time
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
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 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.